Stanbic IBTC Holdings, a member of Standard Bank Group, has reiterated its commitment to equip Nigerians with digital skills to enable them compete in the tech-savvy industry and advance their careers.
The Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Demola Sogunle, recently stated that DiSEP was a programme designed to provide Nigerian youths with digital skills training that would improve their abilities and broaden their digital scope, giving them an edge in the job market.
In his remarks, Dr. Sogunle noted that Stanbic IBTC’s digital talent initiative had enabled young Nigerians to build and develop required tech skills. He added that the programme targeted the scarcity of tech skills within the ecosystem.
“The DiSEP initiative was designed to enable young tech talents easily acquire top-notch digital skills required to compete in an ever-evolving tech world. The online intensive programme was designed to train Nigerian youths in basic computer literacy programmes, software development and other digital skills to build their capabilities and broaden their digital scope, which would give them an edge in the skilled labour market,” Demola said.
“Asides making the youths employable, DiSEP encourages young people who are resourceful, hardworking and passionate to develop the required skills to fast track their career growth. We are happy to host another set of young Nigerians through the DiSEP 2.0 programme and we are confident that they are going to make us proud.”
He noted that the end-to-end financial institution spearheaded the digital revolution in the tech sector through facilitating educational courses, capacity-building initiatives, and skills acquisition programmes.
In the same vein, Funke Amobi, Country Head, People and Culture, Stanbic IBTC, said that to fully embed the needed digital skills in the programme participants, Stanbic IBTC partnered with tech experts to train eligible candidates, build their digital capabilities, and broaden their ICT knowledge scope to make them fit for hire as Stanbic IBTC digital talents and be globally competitive.
Amobi stressed that the organisation would continue to strive in the digital space not only by advancing the technology sector but by also training the needed human capital to drive the industry.
“The programmes involve training and reviews after which top students will be placed on the merit list of employment into Stanbic IBTC. Other graduates will be released back to the job market to enrich the market with their digital skills as part of the financial institution’s CSI initiatives. This plan will amplify Stanbic IBTC’s contributions to enhancing digital skills in the Nigerian market,” Amobi said.
According to her, training and certifications offered under the DiSEP programme cut across Cyber Security, Cloud Engineering, C# NetCore, DevOps, and Java Spring Booth.
Stanbic IBTC said it remained committed to effectively equipping Nigerians with digital skills to make them innovators for a better future.