With the projection by US Bureau of Labour Statistics that employment of web developers will rise much faster to 15% before 2026 compared to 7% in other occupations, it’s no doubt that there’s a growing opportunity in the tech industry for the Nigerian labour market. In response to the gap in professional skills required in the tech industry, Fofx Academy, a school for digital skills, partners with BizSkills Academy to provide learning opportunities and skills required to grow its students mindsets into job creators as well as intrapreneurs in the tech space.
According to both organisations, the partnership will enable enrollees at Fofx Academy leverage BizSkills Academy’s virtual startup school. This allows Fofx Academy students to do not only learn coding and software development, but also acquiring entrepreneurial skills to help them initiate and create new ventures. Students get access to courses, tools, financial modeling workspace, and the guidance that inspires them to think deeper and provide solutions to problems in their communities that fall within their specific interests.
BizSkills Founder, Norman Musengimana stated, “A lot of young people have skills to do specific things really well, but they lack the skills and guidance on how to transform that skill, that idea into a potential business opportunity. Working with local organisations like Fofx Academy helps us accomplish our objective of building the next generation of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in Africa, tomorrow’s change agents. In addition to this, this sort of partnerships help us to bring the best out of our clients, hence they create companies which are able to employ fellow young people.”
Speaking on the partnership, Co-founder Fofx Academy, Dipo Majekodunmi says “the idea and structure of Fofx Academy is not just to be a coding school but as a hub for learning the requisite skills and professionalism required for a successful career in today’s era of digital transformation. The partnership with BizSkills Academy will help us equip our students with a growth and entrepreneurial mindset transforming them into change agents and job creators which will ultimately bridge the gap in the Nigeria’s labour market.”
The first cohort of Fofx Academy’s programming boot camp starts this August, and the students will be the first beneficiaries of this partnership which will enhance job opportunities locally and internationally as beneficiaries will not only get these skills and work on interesting ideas and projects, but also certificates which demonstrate that they have actually done these programs.
About Fofx Academy
Fofx Academy is a training provider in Lagos, Nigeria offering digital skills training through programming courses, workshops and seminars for persons interested in the tech space. For more information, visit www.fofxacademy.com
About BizSkills Academy
BizSkills Academy Inc. is a Canadian social enterprise that empowers the 18-35 year old young and potential entrepreneurs achieve their dreams through experiential entrepreneurship programs. For more information, visit www.bizskillsacademy.com/courses