APPLY FOR CLICK-ON KADUNA DIGITAL SKILLS FREE PROGRAMME 2019

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The Click-On Kaduna Digital Skills Development Program is a component of the Digital Jobs in Nigeria initiative in Kaduna State which aims to help increase employment for disadvantaged youth aged between 18-40 in the state by catalyzing the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for economic opportunity creation. he desired outcome of the Click-On Kaduna Digital Skills Development Program is to create a pool of digitally relevant youths who are able to trade their technical ICT skills in return for an upscale of their income through skills matching opportunities in formal setups (internship & employment opportunities). The program is expected to last for 9 Months with an intensive 6 months programme geared toward enhancing the skillset of participants for the program.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The Digital marketing, Graphics & Designs stream is a combination of marketing skills with brand graphic design and positioning to attract more potential clients in a highly sought out marketplace demanding this kind of skillsets to make actionable impression in a more globally driven marketplace.

Student who complete the digital marketing series would be able to harness the power of digital marketing as a core driver to reaching out to more people across a targeted demography than when compared to traditional marketing. Students become proficient in using different channels for Business to Consumers (B2C) and Business to Business (B2B) impression which will provide competitive edge to clients who adopt a digital marketing approach.

The two streams available on the digitals skills programme are:

  1. Programming & Tech: You will have the unique opportunity to learn to build web and mobile applications using the latest programming languages
  2. Digital Marketing, Graphics & Design:You will have the unique opportunity to learn to market businesses using digital marketing tools and branding for effective messaging

Both the Programming & Tech and Digital Marketing, Graphics & Design Streams will have a male only and women only cohort.

 

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIAL

The selection process would put into consideration the following

  • 50% of the persons selected must be female
  • Persons selected must be residents of Kaduna State
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 40 years
  • Must be available to attend classes without interruption for the duration of the program
  • Having a tertiary qualification from a recognized institution with NYSC is ONLY an added advantage that will count towards the selection process but does not limit self taught and passionate participants from participating and being considered for the program.
  • Must be available for the entire period of the training.

Core Digital Marketing, Graphics & Designs Eligibility Criterial

  • conversant with social media engagement platforms
  • Have flair for creativity and design
  • Owning a smartphone device is an added advantage.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:  Intrested  candidates should click  here to apply  online.

IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

  • What is the Click-On Kaduna Digital Skills Programme?

The Click-On Kaduna programme is an initiative of the Kaduna State Government that seeks to empower the youth of Kaduna State by equipping them with the digital skills they need for the jobs of tomorrow. The Click-On Kaduna Digital Skills is a 6-month training programme that enables the youth of Kaduna State to leverage the digital economy for innovation, job creation and economic empowerment. Participants who successfully complete this programme will have the digital skills and expertise to generate income through employment opportunities including online freelancing work.

 

  • What Streams can I apply for on the Click-On Kaduna Digital Skills Programme?

The two streams available on the digitals skills programme are:

  1. Programming & Tech: You will have the unique opportunity to learn to build web and mobile applications using the latest programming languages
  2. Digital Marketing, Graphics & Design:You will have the unique opportunity to learn to market businesses using digital marketing tools and branding for effective messaging

Both the Programming & Tech and Digital Marketing, Graphics & Design Streams will have a male only and women only cohort.

  • What is the difference between Male-only and Female-only cohorts?
  • Both cohorts will have the same curriculum and programme activities. However, the global decline in women in tech and ICTs requires focused efforts to increase women participation sector. The female-only cohort will also include additional bootcamps to build their confidence in the digital workspace and create an open/safe space for them to develop networks and receive peer-support. Having said that, the male only cohort will also receive a robust and value added training programme.
  • How long will the programme last?
  • The programme will last for 6 months.
  • Can I attend this programme if I have a job or go to school?
  • This programme is extremely intense and will require full time attendance. Classes will take place 3 to 4 times a week and additional homework is provided on a daily basis. It will be difficult to commit to this programme whilst engage in any other full time activity. This is a very competitive programme and priority will be given to those who can commit.
  • Where will the Click-On Kaduna Digital Skills Programme trainings take place?
  • The training will take place in Kaduna State.
  • What are the benefits of the programme?
  • Participants of the programme will benefit from the following:
    • Digital skills training from well seasoned instructors
    • Hands-on practical sessions to ensure that participants understand the streams
    • Guest lectures from Industry experts in the chosen streams
    • Training on soft skills required in the digital marketplace
    • Access to Click-On Kaduna Digital Skills Programme online Learning Management System (LMS)
    • Internship opportunities for top performing participants
    • Opportunity to network with experts in their chosen streams
    • Registration on local and global freelancing platforms and opportunity to access online work.
  • Will I pay a training fee to participate in the programme?
  • No. The Click-On Kaduna Digital Skills programme is a completely free programme. However, you will be required to sign a participation agreement committing to attend the entire programme including classes, guest lectures, bootcamps and completing all assignments. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions will result in disciplinary action being taken against you.
  • What is the eligiblity criteria for the Click-On Kaduna Digital Skills Programme?
  • Age: Participant must be between the ages of 18 and 40 years
  • Location: Participant must be resident in Kaduna State for the duration of the programme.
  • Availability: Participant must be available to attend classes without interruption for the duration of the programme
  • English Proficiency: Participant must demonstrate ability to read, write, and speak proficiently in English.
  • Female-Only Cohort: Open to women participants only.
  • Can I be considered if I am outside of the age bracket?
  • Exceptional candidates outside of this age bracket will be considered.
  • Do I need to have a University Degree in Computer Science to apply for this programme?
  • The Click-On Kaduna Programme does not require a university degree in computer science for participation or any university degree for that matter. The programme welcomes diversity which includes self taught participants who are passionate about ICT. The programme will have two tracks which cater to basic and intermediate skills.

Can I still apply for this programme if I have a previous training or experience in any of the streams?

Yes! The objective of this programme is to improve your digital skills level and increase your chances of employability. If you already have training or experience in any of the streams you may still be considered and will be placed in a track that corresponds with your level of experience.

  • When will I be contacted if I’m selected?

Everyone who is selected will hear from us by May 22nd, 2019. Announcement will be made on the Click-On Kaduna website and all applicants will receive a notification by email.

  • If I am selected for the programme, what are my commitments?
  • Be available for the full duration of the training (6 months).
  • Ensure that you attend all classes and participate in all group work and assignments.
  • Make use and learn from the online Learning Management System (LMS)
    Spend 1-2 hours daily practicing what has been learnt in the classrooms.
  • Come with an open mind and be willing to learn from others and collaborate.

Does the programme guarantee a job offer by graduation?

The programme does not guarantee a job offer by graduation. However the programme equips you with both technical and soft skills that enable you to be considered competitive in the job market. In addition, the programme provides you with training to access to online e lancing platforms where you can apply for online work on both local and global platforms.

  • Do I need bring my own computer and studying materials?
  • The programme provides you with all the equipment and studying materials that you may need. You may use your laptop for additional assignments and group work.
  • Does the programme provide any stipend or financial aid for participants?
  • No, the programme does not provide any stipend for participants. However the programme is provided at no cost to participants. Consider it a scholarship!

If I have a baby or small children, will the programme provide nursery/facilities for the matter?

    No, unfortunately the programme cannot provide any nursery or facilities for babies or small children.
  • What happens if I need to leave the programme halfway through?
    This is a very competitive and expensive programme that requires full time commitment and attendance. Upon acceptance unto the programme, you will be required to sign a participation agreement and committing to participate until completion. If you have to leave the programme half way, you will be required to refund the full cost of the programme.
  • I dont have a computer or internet at home, will the programme provide facilities with such infrastructures for participants to work during the programme?
    Yes, you will be provided with access to computers and the internet. However, this will be restricted outside of class hours as there are over 360 participants on the Click-On Kaduna programme.

Will the programme provide transportation to and from the venue? 

    No, the programme will not provide transportation to and from the venue. You will have to transport yourself back and forth. However the programme schedule factors your security and classes will end at a reasonable hour.

 

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