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  Access Bank, through its Advance Africa program, is offering 5,000 scholarships on the Udacity learning platform. These scholarships will cover courses in technology that equip learners with skills that are in high demand.
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Advance Africa is Access Bank’s digital training program for young people on the continent. It seeks to identify exceptional talent and equip them with the digital skills they need to earn a living in today’s tech-driven world. Through its partnership with Udacity, which offers nano degrees in diverse fields, Access Bank aims to give these young people a chance to learn, network within a tech-focused community, and thrive.

Disciplines/Learning Tracks Covered

This program covers learning tracks in app development, business analytics, cloud computing, data analytics, data science, digital marketing, and product management. Participants will be assessed after taking courses and receive a badge afterwards, which will confirm that they have obtained a nano degree.
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Persons who take part in this program will benefit from it in the following ways:
  • Learn in-demand skills that will enable them to begin a career in technology
  • Get trained for free
  • Connect and network with other young people who are delving into technology
  • Be prepared for the challenging roles and competitive remuneration that are available in the tech industry
  • Top performers could be offered full employment by Access Bank


Intending applicants should meet these criteria:
  • Be a graduate of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field, or be able to demonstrate a strong interest in building a career in IT or digital technology
  • Must be between 20 and 30 years old
  • Should have access to a computer, reliable power, and a strong internet connection
  • Must be willing to devote time to the program
  • Should give Udacity permission to share their data with Access Bank

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How The Program Will Unfold

Candidates who are selected from the pool of applicants will take part in sessions that develop their conflict resolution, problem-solving, and employability skills. Persons who complete the course will receive badges that they can display on LinkedIn to improve their profiles. This will last for two months.

Level One

The top performers from the first stage will enrol for and complete intermediate nano degrees. This will last for two months.

Level Two

Top performers from level one will get scholarships to complete an advanced nano degree and will have the chance to intern with Access Bank. This will last for six months. Successful interns could be offered full employment with the bank. If you would like to apply for the Udacity/Access Bank Advance Africa Digital Training Scholarship, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Opportunities For Africans
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This article was first published on 5th January 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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