The Nigerian government has announced the launch of the Google Digital Skills for Africa program in Aba and other local communities in Abia State.
In a bid to help more people in Africa prepare for jobs of the future through community-focused programs, Google’s Digital Skills has offered training courses to help individuals and communities to grow and develop digital skills, as well as find jobs and advance in their careers.
Also, the program provides free online courses, tools, and in-person digital training to students, educators, job seekers, and businesses.
Earlier in 2017, Google announced its plans to reach 10 million Africans and between 2016 to 2019. A total of over 3million people have now acquired different levels of digital skills in 29 countries across Africa.
These skills were learned via face-to-face training and through the online platform which is available in English, French, and Portuguese.
Quoting the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu on the Google Digital Skills for Africa launch in Aba
“The Government of Abia State is excited to have Google introduce the Digital Skills Training to the business community and local manufacturers in Aba, that that will drive business expansion, help to increase sales and create employment opportunities in Abia State.”