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Google to train 10 million Africans

Staff Writer | July 31, 2017
Google plans to get 10 million people in sub-Saharan Africa trained, and have access to Information and Communications Technology facilities in the next five years
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Africa   To help bridge the digital skills gap
Google hopes to train 100,000 software developers in Nigeria in an effort to make them more employable.

"Last year we set out to help bridge the digital skills gap in Africa when we pledged to train one million young people in the region—and we’ve exceeded this target.

"Through either in-person or online trainings, we help people learn to build a web presence, use Search to find jobs, get tips to enhance their CV, use social media, and so on.

"Now we’re expanding this program, and committing to prepare another 10 million people for jobs of the future in the next five years.

"We’ll also be providing mobile developer training to 100,000 Africans to develop world-class apps, with an initial focus on Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa," the company said.