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Zarttalent Foundation to equip graduates with career-defining tech skills

Zarttalent, a Foundation focused on driving technological innovation among Nigerian youths, is perfecting plans to use technology as a springboard to deliver career-defining training for final-year and post-graduate students in Nigeria.

The Foundation will also retool more students and equip them with the skills needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced world.

Speaking on the theme, ‘Limitless Future’ at the 2024 Career Fair organised by Covenant University, Idiroko Road, Ota, Ogun State, Nelson Ajulo, chief executive officer of Zarttalent Foundation, said there is a need to enhance the transformative power of education and technology through industry and university collaboration.

Ajulo said the foundation is empowering students to dream big, think outside the box, and confidently pursue their passions, adding that through programmes like career fairs, students gained invaluable insights into the ever-evolving technology landscape.

According to him, the partnership between Zarttalent Foundation and Covenant University underscores a shared vision to empower the final year, post-graduates and the IT-eligible students with practical knowledge and experiences that will serve as a springboard for their careers.

“A 2022 report by the Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency on the IT talent gap assessment in Nigeria suggested that there is a big gap between what the Universities deliver in terms of IT knowledge compared to what the alternative technology organisations deliver. Consequently, we aim to address this gap by introducing students to advanced tech courses to enhance their skills,” he said.

He said the Foundation is paving the way for a future with endless possibilities together with Covenant University.

He disclosed that in the first quarter of 2024, the Foundation initiated partnerships with Nigerian universities, commencing with a well-received event at Afe Babalola University in Ekiti State. This event attracted over 100 students exposed to tech courses and workshops created by the Zarttalent Academy.

The career fair brought together seasoned professionals, and innovative educators to inspire the next generation of industry leaders. Through interactive workshops, insightful panel discussions, and networking opportunities.

The 2024 Career Fair marks the beginning of an exciting journey for students at Covenant University, as they embark on a path filled with endless opportunities and boundless potential.

Through innovative initiatives and strategic partnerships, Zarttalent Foundation and Covenant University are poised to shape the future of technology and empower the leaders of tomorrow.