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Quanta Africa to train, offer employment to 1,000 youths in Cohort 2 of TalentDev

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Quanta Africa, a socio-tech enterprise based in Lagos, Nigeria, has opened its portal for applications from interested candidates for the second cohort of its TalentDev programme.

The TalentDev programme is an innovative initiative designed to train 100,000 tech talents within five years, aiming to develop audacious entrepreneurs across Africa.

Speaking to the media, Stephen Oluwatobi, CEO, Quanta, said that the students of the first cohort which started in November 2022 have successfully completed their online learning phase and are currently undertaking internships. He said that the programme was designed to equip tech enthusiasts with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the tech industry

He said: “Our goal is to empower young Africans with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the tech industry and excel in the job market. We believe that by developing entrepreneurs and training tech talents, we can transform Africa and create a brighter future for everyone.

“TalentDev programme is open to anyone. It takes between 8-10 months to complete the entire programme – four months of live online learning and three months of internship as well as mentorship between the training and eventual employment. We have trained about a hundred students in the first cohort and they are now interning with our various partner tech organisations.

“Quanta has made the package even better ahead of the new cohort. Candidates are required to have basic knowledge of computers, problem-solving skills, and a passion for innovation. They can apply by visiting our website, www.talentdev.tech, and filling out the application form.

“With this new cohort, students can now start learning with as low as 20,000 naira monthly spread across 10 months as opposed to paying 200,000 naira upfront. We believe this new payment structure will give room for more students to partake in this cohort,” he said.

Eniola Akintunde, a front-end developer who got trained in the first cohort, expressed her satisfaction with TalentDev’s training model. She added that she was very pleased with her experience so far and her facilitator has been very helpful in her journey into tech and overall career development.

She said: “Learning at TalentDev was a very pleasing experience and I never regretted taking the course. Now I can make use of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to carry out my projects and I will still learn a lot more during my internship.”