Reliance Infosystems Group, a career development platform, through its subsidiaries, Modiva Tech, Cloud Base and PlungeSmile, is set to bridge the digital skills gap in the country and enhance investment opportunities for Startups.
The group, which is into career development and digital skills training, has stressed the need for more Nigerians to be involved in its free online training in order to bridge the digital skills gap in the country.
Speaking at a career development forum organised by Reliance Infosystems for career professionals, young school graduates and students in Lagos recently, the Vice President, Startup Ecosystem, Reliance Infosystems Limited, Mr. Andy Eberechukwu Akukwe, said the forum was organised for career professionals, young school graduates and students, including Startups who already have business ideas that they want to further develop.
Akukwe further said: “What we do basically is to train people and develop their technology skills and capabilities. We have training hub and interested persons register online and they receive virtual training from seasoned facilitators. People are trained in Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Data Analytics, Business Application, among others. The training is free and trainees can have access to our facilities and resources free of charge. After training, we help them connect to jobs that are ready and to investors that are interested in investing in their solutions. Our key partner is Microsoft and our trainees have access to Microsoft solutions.”
According to him, PlungeSmile is a Foundation of Reliance Group that provides scholarship and access to quality education, and it is involved in free feeding initiative in selected schools in South-west Nigeria, and has donated over 550 books to pupils and students.
Coordinator, Entrepreneurial Upskilling and Tech Innovation at
Modiva Tech, Mr. Archibong Edet, said: “Modiva Tech targets career professionals and fresh school graduates to train them on technology skills. Since its inception two years ago, over 1,500 people have been trained across Africa. We need government support to train more Nigerians and expose them to digital skills.”
President, Digital Transformation And Business Management Services, Mr. Danjuma Audu, who was a guest speaker at the Career Development Forum, emphasised the importance of innovation in entrepreneurship and advised attendees to always have a business mindset as entrepreneurs. Speaking on the theme: ‘Career Transformation Through Upskilling’, Audu advised attendees that are entrepreneurs, professionals and fresh university graduates to learn new digital skills and re-learn new skills for the purpose of upskilling. He further advised attendees to consider learning and working with the Microsoft Cloud to develop their tech skills.