Code Plateau recruitment kicks off in Jos with more than 550 applicants
More than 550 applicants are vying for the limited space in Code Plateau, flagship of the Silicon Plateau Project, targeting to train young people in software development and related fields. They will then be deployed in Jos and other workplaces across Nigeria. The interview process takes place today in Jos at five different locations in the city.
The Code Plateau is an eight (8) months full-time immersive training designed to create employment for young Plateau State graduates who want to start their career in IT and kick-start their portfolio of real-life projects that utilizes modern technology stacks.
Code Plateau will address skill shortage in ICT
According to the Plateau State Information and Communication Technology Development Agency (PICTDA), Code Plateau is one of the human resource developments and training schemes the agency is embarking on to address the high skill shortage in ICT.
Nigeria suffers insufficient numbers of skilled and experienced experts in ICT and in other professions that rely on ICT, PICTDA plans to help fill the gaps and make importing of these needed skills unnecessary, said Director General of PICTDA, Mr. Daser David.
“Plateau State is blessed with huge human capital. Our bulging youth population is a very special asset that will be aggressively harnessed especially in areas of entrepreneurship and ICT so as to tackle unemployment. Government will maximally utilize the enormous potentials that abound with the creation of the Plateau State Information and Communication Technology Development Agency (PICTDA),” said Governor Simon Lalong in his recent statement on Plateau State in the Next Level: Policies and Programme of the Rescue Team Phase 2- Sustainable Economic Re-Birth.
The Code Plateau initiative will help to advance the human capital goals of Governor Lalong, added David.
“This is one of the key focus of the rescue administration towards sustainable economic rebirth. The Plateau State Government through the PICTDA has initiated the Code Plateau program as a platform to re-skill our youth who are interested in kick starting their careers in IT and preparing them for the Job market by providing them a collaborative learning environment with all-around support from technical to industry job readiness.”
At the end of the Code Plateau training, trainees are expected to be able to build impressive, portfolio-ready projects that will demonstrate their ability to add value to their new job as software engineers. This intensive program is for those who are committed to having tangible, job-ready skills upon graduation.
The job placement training is for graduates resident in Plateau State who have completed National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) and are looking for opportunities to grow and increase value to their community, state, and the job market.