Valentine Chineto Ozigbo (VCO) Foundation and Decagon Institute have joined forces to chart new frontiers in software engineering in Anambra State.
With the goal of eradicating youth unemployment in the state, the partnership, which was made public in mid-June, completed the selection process of 100 of the top candidates who would undergo extensive training in software engineering beginning in July 2023.
Over 1,700 applicants from Anambra State registered for the Decagon Software Engineering Training Program, facilitated through a VCO Foundation’s N400 million guarantee.
A meticulous selection process culminated in 100 fortunate individuals, comprising 27 females and 73 males, all under the age of 30.
Decagon Institute’s acclaimed training programme has garnered attention for its PAY AFTER YOU LEARN option.
It imparts essential software engineering skills and provides accommodation, meals, laptops, and a vibrant community of fellow software engineers.
Valentine Ozigbo, Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Founder of VCO Foundation, spoke about the partnership’s achievements saying, “We stand today at the threshold of a new dawn for Ndi Anambra. Through our ground-breaking collaboration with Decagon Institute, we are empowering the dreams and aspirations of our youth through this transformative journey.
“The sheer brilliance of the 1700 applicants is a testament to the boundless potential in Nigeria’s youth. What we are marking here with this partnership with Decagon is not a milestone but an awakening of possibilities, a celebration of the talent that resides in every corner of our beloved land.
“Anambra is unimaginably wealthy, and its greatest treasure is its people, and the creme-de-la-creme of us is our youth. We are humbled to be sowing the seeds of technology and education in our greatest treasure and waiting eagerly for the harvest of progress that is sure to follow,” Ozigbo declared.
According to Mr. Chika Nwobi, CEO of Decagon Institute, “VCO Foundation’s N400 million guarantee is a game-changer, ensuring this enriching programme is accessible to talented individuals irrespective of their financial standing. We are grateful for the generosity of Valentine Ozigbo, a true trailblazer and champion for the youth.”