The first Code Plateau orientation program holds today in Jos, capital of Plateau State in central Nigeria. The formal induction ceremony is scheduled to hold August 23, 2019 and Governor Simon Lalong is expected to anchor the induction as chief host.
Code Plateau is designed by the Plateau State Information and Communication Technology Development Agency (PICTDA) to build a pool of highly skilled young people in digital tools.
The Code Plateau is focusing on training the youth of Plateau state in the use of ICT tools to produce an enormous number of talents which would give birth to a novel technology driven industry with economy.
About 50 successful candidates who are to be inducted later this month will take part in today’s orientation to kick start the Code Plateau program. They form the first batch of over 700 applicants that were interviewed and screened with only 200 selected.
The “Code Plateau” is the flagship of the ‘Silicon Plateau Project’ according to Director General of PICTDA, Mr. Daser David. It forms the kernel of Governor Lalang’s vision for youth empowerment, employ-ability and an overall new economy for Plateau State.
The program is expected to “create talents through a full-time immersive boot camp that is designed for young people who want to start their career in IT and kick start their portfolio of real life projects that utilize modern. The ultimate goal of Code Plateau is to train, nurture and position these fellows in Job Internship across the diverse technology companies in Nigeria,” said David in Jos.
Code Plateau forms part of the framework for development of ICT as an industry which is vital to the economic growth of Plateau State in line with the mandate of PICTDA to drive a technology value in the state, added Daser.