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Garden Academy trains students, presents 12 startup project ideas

Garden Academy has unveiled its maiden edition of a tech summit tagged TechMeet with an avenue for Garden Academy tech talents to showcase their skills, present their startup ideas, find global career prospects, and connect with hiring professionals from across the globe.

The TechMeet, which was held physically at vibranium valley, hosted over 300 attendees from around the world, including venture garden group tech ecosystem, partners, investors, professionals, students, recruiters, and tech enthusiasts who were present to poach talents and support their favorite teams.

Garden Academy, in the last 5 months, has trained over 1027 students in various tech career skills such as product design, software testing, business analysis, digital transformation, and others.

The startup projects presented by the graduates are evidence of the world-class delivery by the Academy. During his address, Ademola Idowu, cofounder/Partner Venture Garden Group, urged the government and corporate bodies to leverage technology through innovative products to drive administrative and social activities, enabling long-term growth in the tech ecosystem.

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He affirmed that the teeming youth population’s access to education and a level playing field will alleviate the problems of unemployment, brain drain, and untapped potential.

Idowu stated that the academy has the capacity and competence to train more than 10,000 youths with the support of investors and players in the ecosystem. “By graduating this set of students who specialise in product design and business analysis, we are demonstrating to the government and potential partners that we can solve unemployment problems. Before the end of this current cohort, 7 students have already gotten jobs. As of today, over 24 students have gotten jobs at entry and mid-level,” he said.

He explained that the aim of Garden Academy is to make knowledge more accessible and talents more employable. Oladiamonds also intimated that the bigger issues tech businesses experience is not just the loss of talents to the global tech ecosystem but rather the problem of the millions of untapped potentials in the African talent marketplace.

“Our next cohort of schools will launch in the next 6 weeks, anyone interested should take the golden opportunity as we are expanding our course offerings,” Idowu said.

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