Conclase, a Nigerian tech startup that provides end-to-end staffing services with a focus on IT staff augmentation service, has launched an academy that seeks to develop 5,000 people to become tech experts within the next five years.
The firm expressed concern over the shortage of tech experts in the country adding that Nigeria has an abysmally low number of about 85,000 technology experts out of its over 200 million population.
With the myriad of problems ravaging the country from insecurity, unemployment, corruption, etc, Nigeria has been struggling in the past decade to keep its citizens as they aggressively continue to migrate in droves, in search of greener pastures.
Conclase noted that the effect of this trend has taken a negative toll on the country, especially in the area of shortage of tech experts, which is contributing to why Nigeria has been sliding into the path of poverty and a slow economic pace.
In a bid to bridge this gap and ensure that there is little or no shortage of tech talent in the country, the firm has launched an academy to develop 5,000 people within the next five years.
Mr. Adeposi Bamiduro, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer, while speaking at an ICT seminar held in Ado Ekiti, at the weekend, explained that the Conclase Academy Tech School, launched on September 5, 2022, was borne out of the shortage of skilled developers available in the technology space.
He disclosed that the technology school was specifically designed to help new entrants learn in-demand technology skills and support upskilling moves of established software engineers in the country.
The CEO stated that the application for Conclase Academy is open to people looking to acquire skills in Flutter, React, Software Quality Assurance, Dotnet, and Product Design, with students guaranteed internship placements and opportunities for job placements on completion of their programs.
Bamiduro said: “A report by Korn Ferry predicts that by 2030, there will be as many as 85 million unfilled tech roles, translating to over $8 trillion lost revenue annually across the globe.
“The launch of Conclase Academy and its online Learning Management System will make it possible for learners to connect and learn from anywhere via www.conclaseacademy.com”.
“Conclase is not new to the technology talent market and the shortages that exist, as we help companies like Zenith Bank, Fidelity Bank, 7Up Bottling Company, GIG Group, Kenya’s Equity Bank, and FCMB, among others, hire technology talents for their teams and projects.
“Through Conclase Academy, we intend to bridge the talent gap and help as many as 500 people learn a programming language affordably before the end of 2022. A total of 5,000 to be trained in five years.
“Conclase Academy has previously graduated two batches of developers in Dotnet, Flutter, Software Quality Assurance, Product Design, and Angular using a fully on-site learning model at the Conclase Technology Hub in Lagos.”