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  The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) says applications are now open for its digital skills training program. The Digital Skills Nigeria program, as it’s called, is aimed at building the capacity of young people in the country in various technology-based niches and disciplines. It prepares them for roles within those domains by training them in areas such as IT Security, DevOps, Data Analysis, and Digital Content Creation.
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This program is a partnership involving Microsoft, the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Tech4Dev, and LSETF, among others. It is expected to develop a pipeline of skilled tech-savvy young people, and ultimately reduce unemployment and underemployment in the country.


The Digital Skills Nigeria program will benefit participants in the following ways:
  • Get them up to speed with basic technology literacy
  • Give them the chance to achieve advanced competencies in selected tech disciplines
  • Help them get ahead of the competition in the market for tech talent
  • Take advantage of opportunities within the civil service reserved for technically able employees

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This program is open to individuals aged 16-35 who are enthusiastic about tech and want to build a career in a tech or tech-enabled discipline.

The Program’s Learning Paths

The program has two segments: Basic Digital Literacy and Advanced Certification.
  • Digital Skills Nigeria Basic Digital Literacy will train participants to work with computers, access information online, communicate online, create digital content, collaborate and manage content digitally, and use such tools as Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, and SharePoint.

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  • Digital Skills Nigeria Advanced Certification gives candidates the chance to gain one of these certifications: Security Administrator (MS-500), Azure Data Scientist (DP-100), Azure Security Engineer (AZ-500), Azure Administrator (AZ-104), Azure DevOps Engineer (AZ-400), and Power BI Data Analyst (PL-300).
If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, you can do so HERE
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This article was first published on 27th May 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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  • Choosing a digital skills training program can be a crucial step in advancing your career or expanding your knowledge in the digital domain.
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