I wrote about Lambda School two days ago, and in the LinkedIn update, I asked if someone could get a version in Nigeria. Magically, today, Paystack announced a deal with Lambda School. The general model is this: you will get the training free but when you get a job, a small part of your salary will be sent to the company. That means they really have to do a good job to ensure you get a job – I will vote for that model any day. Paystack plans to hire many that get in or connect them with its merchant partners.
Lambda School is opening applications for the first time to students from Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. This is what you get:
An intensive full-time, 9 month full stack software development training program, at no upfront cost
- During the program, Paystack will pay for membership to a co-work space near you so you have access to reliable electricity and internet
After the program, you’ll have the chance to be hired by Paystack, and we’re also happy to introduce you to the many Paystack merchants (including some of the best companies in Nigeria) who’re looking for development talent
California-based Lambda School is a 9 month immersive training program that gives you the tools and training you need to launch a new career. The program trains people online to be software engineers at no up-front cost. Instead, students have the option to opt into an Income Share Agreement where they pay a fraction of future income.
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