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Pink iT Women Empowerment Programme for Unemployed Female Graduates 2016

The Pink IT Women Empowerment Programme is empowering unemployed young female graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with software development and entrepreneurial skills to take up entrepreneurial role in the Software Industry. 

Application Deadline: 5th November, 2016

Eligible Countries: Not stated

To be taken at (country): Training Center, Lagos, Nigeria

About the Award: This is a 22 week-long programme (16 weeks training workshop Saturdays only, while hands-on practice assignments will be done by participants during the week remotely or in a working space that shall be provided and 6 weeks internship in a software development company).

Type: Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: It is our desire to bring about the next big thing in Nigerian Software industry by empowering our women to be the Game Changers and you could be the one we are looking for:

  • Are you a graduate with a minimum of HND/B.Sc from any of the courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)?
  • Are you presently unemployed?
  • Do you have a creative and analytical mind?
  • Do you have a ‘can-do’ spirit, self- disciplined and self-motivating?
  • Can you stay long solving a problem and ask for help when needed?
  • Do you have a burning desire to bring about a change in your community?
  • Are you free to share what you know with others and learn from others ?
  • Are you passionate about software development?
  • Do you enjoy learning and are you adventurous?
  • Are you enterprising and will like to be an entrepreneur?
  • Can you commit 6 full months to the programme?

If your answers to all these questions are yes, please apply (You are our likely candidate).

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Programme: unemployed young female graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) will be taught indepth lessons on software development and entrepreneurial skills to take up entrepreneurial role in the Software Industry. The program will groom you into becoming a successful entrepreneur in the software industry and you will be expected to grow your own business. Business Name registration and Account Opening will be done for each participant. Business Stationery will also be given to you.

The broad areas that will be covered in the training are as follows:

  • Software development skills
  • Business skills: Marketing and Sales, Financial and Accounting, Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and interpersonal Skills
Free Laptop, handout and other learning materials will be given to the participants

Duration of Programme: 22 weeks

How to Apply: 

Visit Programme Webpage for details

Award Provider: The US Consulate

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