3MTT Program’s Phase 2: Announcing 270,000 New Fellows on February 29

Nigeria Gears Up for Digital Future: Phase 2 of 3MTT Programme to Train 270,000 More Tech Talents

Nigeria’s ambition to become a global leader in the digital economy took a significant leap forward today with the announcement of the second phase of the 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) Programme.

3mtt Second Phase Accouncement

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Dr. Bosun Tijani, Honourable Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, revealed that the next cohort of 270,000 fellows will be announced on February 29th, 2024, with training slated to begin in March.

Launched in 2023, the 3MTT Programme aims to equip Nigerians with the technical skills needed to drive the nation’s digital transformation. The first phase, currently wrapping up, has trained an initial group of fellows across 12 critical skill areas, including software development, data analysis, and cybersecurity.

“The initial programme phase has provided valuable lessons and positive feedback from both fellows and training providers,” said Dr. Tijani. “These insights will be instrumental in refining and scaling the program for the next phase.”

Building on this success, the second phase promises to be even more impactful. By training an additional 270,000 individuals over the next 18 months, the 3MTT Programme is poised to make a significant dent in the nation’s tech talent gap. Dr. Tijani expressed his gratitude for the growing support from partners and stakeholders, emphasizing their crucial role in achieving the ambitious goal of creating 3 million technical talents by 2027.

Beyond technical training, the 3MTT Programme prioritizes job placement for its graduates. With over 1,400 companies already expressing interest in hiring first-cohort fellows, the programme is fulfilling its critical mission of connecting skilled individuals with meaningful employment opportunities. The first round of job placements will be announced in the coming weeks, offering tangible evidence of the programme’s effectiveness in bridging the gap between talent and demand.

“Ensuring graduates not only possess the necessary technical skills but also secure decent jobs is central to the 3MTT Programme’s objectives,” stressed Dr. Tijani. This holistic approach positions the initiative as a key driver of economic growth and social mobility in Nigeria.

The 3MTT Programme’s expansion marks a significant step towards actualizing Nigeria’s digital transformation ambitions. By empowering its citizens with the skills needed to thrive in the digital age, the programme has the potential to not only transform the nation’s economy but also solidify its position as a leading exporter of tech talent on the global stage.

Additional Information:

  • The announcement of the second phase coincides with the upcoming “Digital Nigeria Day” on March 24th, 2024, further highlighting the government’s commitment to fostering a robust digital ecosystem.
  • The 3MTT Programme is open to all Nigerians, regardless of age, educational background, or location. Applications for the second phase are expected to open soon after the official announcement on February 29th.
  • To learn more about the 3MTT Programme, visit the official website: [Link to official website]
  • Follow the programme on social media for updates and announcements: #3MTTProgramme

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