Edo State Government’s Edo Innovates Hub Empowers Hundreds of Edo youth with In-Demand Tech Skills through Edo Jobs Initiative
Edo State Government’s Edo Innovates Hub has once again made an impact in the tech space, as it churns out 243 beneficiaries in various in-demand tech skills. The beneficiaries completed 3, 5, 6, and 8-weeks intensive training programs in introduction to technology/Computer Appreciation, Web Development, Data Analytics, and Microsoft Power Platform respectively.
During the graduation ceremony, the Edo innovates Hub Manager, Mr. Izoduwa Precious Asemota , encouraged the beneficiaries to implement all they have learned and maintain the relationships they have built during the course of their training.
Mrs. Violet Obiokoro, the Managing Director, Edojobs also emphasised to the beneficiaries at the graduation, the importance of maximising the skills they have learnt to build experience quoting that;
“No one would travel on the plane of a Pilot who has no prior experience flying planes”,
Mr. Precious Ekome, Faculty lead at Edo Innovates hub, also encouraged the beneficiaries to continuously learn and apply what they have learned by volunteering and building a portfolio.
The Edo Innovates hub is a well-equipped facility with the necessary infrastructure, digital resources, and social resources to mold students into well-rounded tech representatives. This initiative, spearheaded by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration has over the years, chaired trainings by the team at the Edo Innovation hub, which has played major roles in authoring powerful tech stories; penning consistent records of beneficiaries landing game changing jobs in the tech space.
Edo Innovates hub as it is fondly called, is the technology arm of the Edo State Skills Development Agency(Edojobs) with the goal of raising an army of highly skilled IT skilled professionals who are able to leverage the digital economy to innovate, create jobs, drive economic growth and create new market through partnerships with organizations such as World bank, Amazon, Google and other partners .
Since its inception in 2018, Edo Innovates hub has trained over 42,000 individuals in technology and seeks to train 40,000 highly skilled IT talent within the next 5 years. Edo innovates hub exists majorly to produce highly skilled ICT talents, support startups through innovation and support the tech ecosystem in Edo state.
Highlights of the graduation ceremony was the presentation of MIFI’s and free data subscription courtesy MTN Nigeria to beneficiaries led by Mr. Moses Chukwuma Sunday to boost the beneficiaries learning and assist them with landing remote jobs.
The testimonial session was a testament to the transformation experienced by the beneficiaries , as one of the Web Development facilitators expressed his amazement at the progress made by the students, many of whom started with just basic computer knowledge.