Born out of the lack of sustainable technology platforms available to young tech enthusiasts in Nigeria, Digital Expert Academy has launched its new technology campus.
This is even as it targets 10 million employable young Nigerians who are experts in the areas of digital infrastructure, technical skills, data centers and key IT trainings over the next 10 years.
The global shortage of tech talent has been well reported.
A Korn Ferry report predicts that by 2030, there will be as many as 85 million unfilled tech jobs, resulting in lost revenue of more than $8 trillion a year.
Digital Expert Academy is championing the transformation into technology solutions as a service, with its technology-enabled managed services portfolio courses and a commitment to technology innovation, operational excellence and partnership intimacy.
Disclosing this in a press release made available to LEADERSHIP, 21st Century Technologies President Mr. Wale Ajisebutu reverberated that the academy of digital experts stands ready to actively build a team of young thinkers more immersed in wealthy communities. and vibrant events that drive conversations about innovation, technology and capacity building.
Ajisebutu revealed that the decision to launch its digital expert academy stems from its long-term ambition to train 10 million young employable Nigerians, adding that the digital expert academy is positioned to help young tech talent from Nigeria to unleash its full potential and explore opportunities in the technological and digital ecosystem.
He also stressed that the academy wants to address the problem of young tech talent wanting to leave Nigeria in search of greener pastures, a situation he coined the ‘Japa Syndrome’.
The launch ceremony comes after nearly nine months of continuous effort by the 21st Century Team and its brand architecture contractor (SpaceIkon) to ensure a smart, digitally-leaning tech campus for all young tech enthusiasts in the country.
US Consulate, Lagos, Mr. Wills Stevens, expressed his amazement at the world-class standard setting that the digital expert academy represents, while stating that the facility has the ability to compete with other tech institutions world.
Stanbic IBTC Bank Managing Director Dr. Obadare Adewale also stressed the importance of Nigeria being the African giant as a vantage point to position its youth as technology leaders in commiseration with its growing young population adopted by other countries. growing countries such as India and Japan.
Microsoft Nigeria Country Manager Ms. Ola Williams added that the Academy platform would open huge doors for emerging talents in the tech, creative and digital industries towards the global inclusion of Nigeria as a nation to be reckoned with.