How to apply for NITDA’s 3MTT programme

The Three Million Technical Talent programme, according to the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation & Digital Economy, is a critical part of the Federal Government’s Renewed Hope agenda. 

Its primary objective is to foster Nigeria's technical talent pool, which will serve as the driving force behind the digital economy, ultimately establishing Nigeria as a significant exporter of technical talent.

This program is specifically designed to create a robust pipeline of technical talent in alignment with President Bola Tinubu's vision of creating two million digital jobs by 2025.

In the initial phase of the program, which will be carried out in collaboration with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), various stakeholders, including fellows, training providers, partners, and placement organizations, will participate.

“We will select individuals with interest in specific skills and fund the cost of their training with training providers accepted into the programme,” the agency said on its website.

The first phase of this program will concentrate on developing expertise in twelve key technical skills, encompassing areas such as Software Development, UI/UX Design, Data Analysis and Visualization, Quality Assurance, Product Management, Data Science, Animation, AI/Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Game Development, Cloud Computing, and Dev Ops.

NITDA noted that fellows will receive training in specific technical skills that will empower them to be competitive in the local and global technical talent marketplace, adding that organisations looking to join its pool of training providers to train 30,000 fellows across Nigeria without a physical facility can apply.

NITDA emphasizes that no fees are required for training providers or program fellows. 

“Organisations who do not own a physical facility can apply for consideration. However, they will be required to have access to a physical facility where required,” the agency said.

To apply for the program, applicants must have a valid email address and other essential details. To guide you through the application process, here are the five straightforward steps:

1. Visit and provide your National Identification Number (NIN), email address, and phone number.

2. Complete the application form.

3. Specify your employment status and background skills.

4. Select a training program from the various options available, including Quality Assurance, Product Management, Data Science, Animation, AI/Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Game Development, and more.

5. Submit the application form and wait for information via email.

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