Nigeria: Microsoft, Jobberman Partner On Aiki.ng Employability Portal

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Microsoft Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jobberman, Nigeria's leading recruitment website. The purpose is geared towards addressing unemployment and unlocking youths potential in Nigeria and other countries in West, East and Central Africa.

By the partnership, Microsoft Nigeria and Jobberman will create platforms to promote employment opportunities, career guidance, employability skills, and enterprise development for young people in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia, through collaborative efforts and contributions to bridge the divide for among youths through the use of technology.

The Microsoft IT Academy Programme has more than 15,000 member institutions around the globe and more than 1,400 in the Middle East and Africa region that get access to a wide range of digital curriculum resources leading to a globally recognized certification at various levels of technology skills from beginner, intermediate up to advanced levels.

Last year, Microsoft announced the launch of Cloud Startup Academy for Moroccan Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), a project that aims to foster entrepreneurship and create jobs by unlocking the power of cloud computing. Jobberman has over the years organized job fairs with key partners in a bid to help more young people find jobs and start meaningful careers. In 2014, it partnered The Future Project to organise Intern4Jobs, a programme with the objective to up-skill and connect at least 100,000 young West Africans to jobs and job opportunities through internships, over a two year period.

Source: This Day 19 March 2015