In a significant move towards President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ambitious goal of creating 2 million digital jobs by 2025, the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation & Digital Economy has launched the 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) program. This initiative aims to cultivate a robust technical talent pool in Nigeria, propelling the nation’s digital economy and positioning it as a leading exporter of technical expertise.
Training and Benefits:
The first phase of the program, conducted in collaboration with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), focuses on imparting specific technical skills to fellows. These skills are carefully chosen to make participants competitive in both local and global technical talent markets. Minister Bosun Tijani recently announced a strategic partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to offer 3,000 paid internships, lasting 12 months, to 3MTT fellows. This initiative aims to ensure that program participants are placed in roles where they can apply their acquired skills effectively.
Upon successful completion of the program, fellows may receive free gifts, including laptops and other items, to support their journey toward becoming skilled professionals in their chosen fields.
Salaries and Partnerships:
While the specific salary details for the fellows are yet to be communicated, Minister Bosun Tijani assured participants that a partnership with UNDP Nigeria will facilitate payment. The collaboration with training providers is also noteworthy, with reports suggesting that these organizations may receive salaries of N1 million and above after successfully training fellows.
The average length of the courses being offered in this phase will be three (3) months, providing a comprehensive yet time-efficient learning experience for participants.
Skills in Focus:
The program’s first phase prioritizes twelve technical skills, including Software Development, UI/UX Design, Data Analysis & Visualization, Quality Assurance, Product Management, Data Science, Animation, AI/Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Game Development, Cloud Computing, and DevOps.
Registration and Skill Course Changes:
Fellows who have received an email but haven’t completed registration or assessment or wish to change their skill course can use this link.
How to Apply:
Interested Nigerians can apply for the Federal Government’s 3 Million Technical Talent Program by visiting https://3mtt.nitda.gov.ng. The portal remains open for applications, offering an opportunity for individuals to join the program and receive valuable technical training.
Commencement and Closing:
The inaugural cohort of the 3MTT program is set to commence today, November 15, 2023, at 4 pm, according to Minister Bosun Tijani’s announcement on his Twitter page @bosuntijani. As of now, there is no specified closing date for the program, emphasizing the government’s commitment to reaching its target of 2 million applications. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply promptly to secure their spot in this transformative initiative.
For more information, you can also watch Minister Bosun Tijani live today on YouTube at FMCIDENigeria. This promises to be a significant step towards building a skilled and competitive workforce for Nigeria’s digital future.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the 3MTT Program
Q1: What is the 3MTT Program?
A1: The 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) Program is an initiative by the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation & Digital Economy aimed at building Nigeria’s technical talent pool. It aligns with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s vision of creating 2 million digital jobs by 2025.
Q2: What skills does the program focus on?
A2: The first phase of the program targets twelve technical skills, including Software Development, UI/UX Design, Data Analysis & Visualization, Quality Assurance, Product Management, Data Science, Animation, AI/Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Game Development, Cloud Computing, and DevOps.
Q3: How do I apply for the 3MTT Program?
A3: To apply for the program, visit https://3mtt.nitda.gov.ng. The portal is open for applications, and interested Nigerians are encouraged to apply promptly.
Q4: When does the 3MTT training start?
A4: The first cohort of the 3MTT program is scheduled to commence on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 4 pm, as announced by Minister Bosun Tijani on his Twitter page @bosuntijani.
Q5: Is there a closing date for the 3MTT Program application?
A5: As of now, there is no specified closing date for the program. The initiative aims to reach 2 million applications, and the portal remains open for interested individuals.
Q6: What benefits do fellows receive?
A6: Fellows will undergo training in specific technical skills to enhance their competitiveness in the local and global technical talent marketplace. After completing the program, participants may receive free gifts, including laptops, and have the opportunity to apply their skills in 3,000 paid internships offered through a partnership with UNDP Nigeria.
Q7: Are there opportunities for training providers to get involved?
A7: Yes, organizations interested in becoming training providers can join the pool to train 30,000 fellows across Nigeria. There are reports suggesting that training providers may receive salaries of N1 million and above after successfully training fellows.
Q8: Will fellows and training providers be paid?
A8: While specific salary details are yet to be communicated, Minister Bosun Tijani has assured fellows of payment through a partnership with UNDP Nigeria. Training providers may also receive salaries of N1 million and above, as reported.
Q9: Where can I get more information about the program?
A9: For more information, you can watch Minister Bosun Tijani live on YouTube at FMCIDENigeria and stay updated on the official Twitter page @bosuntijani.
Q10: How can I stay informed about program updates?
A10: Follow official channels, including the program’s website https://3mtt.nitda.gov.ng, and Minister Bosun Tijani’s Twitter page @bosuntijani for the latest updates and announcements.
Q11: How long will the training programs in the 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) program’s first phase run?
A11: The average duration of the training courses offered in this phase will be three (3) months. This timeframe is designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience while being mindful of participants’ time commitments.
Q12: I received an email but didn’t complete the registration. What should I do?
A12: If you received an email but haven’t completed the registration, you can use this link to finalize your registration process. Follow the prompts to complete the necessary steps.
Q13: I want to change my selected skill course. How can I do that?
A13: If you wish to change your selected skill course, use this link to access the registration portal. Log in with your credentials, and you should find options to modify your chosen skill course. Follow the provided steps for course changes.
Q14: Can I change my skill course after completing the registration?
A14: Yes, you can change your skill course after completing the registration. Use this link to access the registration portal and log in with your credentials. Look for the option to modify your selected skill course and follow the provided instructions.
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