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Tech Masters, Industry Experts Groom Talents to Fill Skills Gap in Nigeria’s Tech Space

Tech Masters, Industry Experts Groom Talents to Fill Skills Gap in Nigeria’s Tech Space

Tech masters together with other experts have taken the first step of grooming tech talents that are needed to fill the skill gap in Nigeria’s tech space ahead of a set target of three million talents’ hunt.

In  Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital in south-south Nigeria, a flagship program, 3MTT (Three Million Technical Talent) hosted its first community meetup, to place three million Nigerian tech talents over the next several years in the tech space.

The event brought together  tech enthusiasts, professionals, and stakeholders from across the region to foster learning, collaboration, and inspiration within the local tech community.

The Federal Government’s 3MTT program is a groundbreaking initiative designed to build Nigeria’s technical workforce, driving the nation’s digital economy and positioning it as a net exporter of tech talent. With the goal of equipping 3 million Nigerians with technical skills and connecting them with both local and international job opportunities.

The 3MTT State Meetup was a hive of activity, offering a variety of learning experiences. Tech Industry heavyweights and experts delivered keynote speeches. Fellows from the 12 learning tracks, encompassing fields like Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Software Development, UI/UX Design, Data Science, Data Analysis & Visualization, Product Management, Quality Assurance, Game Development, DevOps, and Animation, came together in buzzing breakout sessions. Here, they shared knowledge, collaborated on exciting prospective projects, and explored innovative ideas.

Fireside chats provided a more intimate setting for attendees to engage with tech masters/mentors in insightful discussions.
Networking opportunities throughout the day allowed everyone to forge valuable connections with peers and potential collaborators. Ultimately, the diverse program ensured attendees gained valuable insights from industry experts and thought leaders on a wide range of tech-related topics..

In an address, the Community Manager, 3MTT Akwa Ibom State, Victoria Ndu said: “We are thrilled to have hosted such a successful event here in Akwa Ibom, powering technical talents in the state. The turnout exceeded our expectations, with over 350 fellows in attendance, representing a wide range of backgrounds and skill levels. It’s clear that there is a strong appetite for tech education and collaboration in this region, and we are committed to supporting the growth and development of the local tech ecosystem.”

Among tech experts that featured at the event are: David Inyang-Etoh, Senior Software Engineer at Receeve GmbH, Germany, who spoke on “Hacking Growth for the Future of Work.

Enoabasi Emah, CEO of Sheedx Africa and Chief Technology Officer at Everest Online Academy, who discussed “Opportunities in the Tech Industry and How to Leverage Them.”

Tony Onuk, Co-Founder/CEO of The RootHub, who explored “Open Source and Innovation: The Power of Collaboration and Community-Driven Development in Technology.”

Francis Onuk Co- Founder of The RootHub who shared on Product Development & Design Thinking: Innovative approaches to building successful tech products.





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