The International Business Machine Corporation, IBM is set to train about 5 million Nigerians over the next two years on ICT skills.
This was made known by the country general manager, IBM West Africa, Mr. Dipo Falkner during the Nigeria International Technology Exhibition and Conference (NITEC 2017) held in Lagos.
Mr. Dipo assured that plans are already in place to kick off the programme tagged “Digital Nations Africa” in the last quarter of 2017. He also stated that the goal of IBM was also to train and partner with Nigerian Universities in abid to improving Technological skills in Nigeria.
He said: “We partner with Nigerian universities. It’s an ongoing exercise whereby we make available a set of solutions to the universities and both the university students and their faculties can get trained and certified on these solutions.
What does that do, it gets them job -ready. So when they come out, they are literates on those technology solutions. They can act as advocates to IBM as well as use these solutions when they come out. We also from time to time link together our business partners and clients in to a classroom, one week every quarter to train them, about those solutions.”
He stated that the goal was to enhance the small and medium enterprises (SME) business entrepreneurs adding that there will be adequate support from IBM to organizations that have direct programmes for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in order to ensure that everything runs smoothly. He also encouraged that organizations should take advantage of the Dell EMC’s innovative and forward-thinking solutions so as to improve themselves.