The A3 foundation under this program is currently deploying Free Cisco IT Essential Training through support from the Rockefeller Foundation-Digital Job Africa to empower 1000 High Potential but Disadvantaged youth across:
With expansion program in focus to accommodate other potential states.
WHOM DO WE TRAIN?
- Youths, Age 18-35 years
WHAT DO WE TRAIN ON?
Cisco IT Essentials
WHY CISCO IT ESSENTIALS?
Due to changing patterns in service delivery, technology is gradually replacing many human efforts as well as reduce the number of staff in organization, however there is a shortage of certified and qualified manpower in handling these technologies hence CISCO IT Essentials as a course is equipped to cover the fundamentals in PC computer technology, networking, preventive maintenance and repairs of computers, printer repairs and client management.
The foundation has a mandate to identify, train, mentor and place 1000 High Potential but Disadvantaged Youth in Nigeria in digital jobs. We view this as an alternative to other conventional forms of empowerment.
In partnership with schools and organizations in Nigeria, the Foundation delivers a comprehensive learning experience to help students develop ICT skills for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education and globally recognized career certifications.
With support from the ROCKEFELLER Foundation, and innovative partnerships with CISCO Network and Microsoft Nigeria, we deploy free ICT training for High Potential but Disadvantaged Youths in Nigeria under the Digital Jobs Africa initiative.
Six hundred and twenty nine (629) trained in Four
(4) states and the FCT
NUMBER OF TRAINED HPDY
• Bauchi — 146
• FCT – 90
• Niger state – 200
• Nassarawa state — 83
• Kogi — 110
In Collaboration with VIKO Nigeria
• A3 Foundation collaboration with VIKO Nigeria has so far been rewarding, this partnership has guaranteed that our trainees are gainfully engaged in making money from the hospitality sector
through online airline bookings, hotel reservation and interstate bus bookings.
In Partnership with Funds and Electronic Transfer
• The A3 Foundation has a memorandum of understanding with FETS toensure that all its trainees in the Digital Jobs Africa Project are adequately engaged as mobile agents, where an average trainee gets to earn a minimum of N 30,000 monthly as commission from transaction.