3MTT News: We are excited to announce that the 3MTT program training has begun! The first phase of training will be for 30,000 shortlisted candidates. Candidates will have access to self-paced training resources. A learning community will foster collaboration and provide support. Non-selected applicants can access courses in the resources section.
Here are some of the key details of the training:
- The training began on December 4, 2023.
- The training will be self-paced.
- Candidates will have access to a variety of resources, including videos, readings, and practice exercises.
- A learning community will provide opportunities for collaboration and support.
- Non-selected applicants can access courses in the resources section.
We are committed to providing our candidates with the best possible training experience. We are confident that this training will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in the 3MTT program.
Please note that more details regarding the training commencement will be communicated by the 3MTT program management.
FG Announces Successful Candidates for 3MTT Program
The Nigerian government has announced the successful applicants for its “3 Million Technical Talent” (3MTT) program. This program is part of the government’s effort to lower youth unemployment by training three million Nigerians in technology over four years.
The 3MTT program focuses on training in twelve technology fields, including Artificial Intelligence, to enhance the digital skills of Nigerians and support the country’s technological growth.
The selected candidates will undergo comprehensive training in various tech courses such as Software Development, UI/UX Design, Data Analysis & Visualization, Quality Assurance, Product Management, Data Science, Animation, AI/Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Game Development, Cloud Computing, and Dev Ops.
This initiative is crucial as Nigeria faces a high unemployment rate, especially among young people. By providing essential tech skills and certifications, the program aims to help individuals secure jobs in the tech sector, thereby reducing unemployment and boosting economic growth.
The program is a collaborative effort involving training providers, partners, and placement organizations, coordinated by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). This approach ensures high-quality training, access to resources, and job placement opportunities for participants.
The Federal Government’s dedication to this program is evident in the N1 billion funding provided by IHS Telecom. This investment highlights the government’s commitment to empowering Nigerian youth and positioning Nigeria as a leader in digital innovation.
Overall, the 3MTT program is set to play a significant role in bridging the skills gap, fostering economic growth, driving innovation, and shaping a bright future for Nigeria in the tech industry.
Over 1 Million Applicants for NITDA’s 3MTT Program
Aptitude Tests and OTP Verification for Shortlisted Candidates
The NITDA 3MTT program has recently hit over a million applications. For those applying, an aptitude test is part of the selection, focusing on technical skills and logical reasoning. If you’re shortlisted, you’ll use a one-time password (OTP) sent via SMS or email for identity verification. This OTP also grants access to the program’s learning platform, where all the training materials are available.
The 3MTT program, initiated by the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation & Digital Economy, aims to align with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s vision of creating 2 million digital jobs by 2025. The program focuses on twelve technical skills, including Software Development, UI/UX Design, and Data Analysis, in collaboration with NITDA.
NITDA highlights that selected participants will receive training in specific technical skills, enabling them to compete in the local and global technical talent marketplace. Organizations without a physical facility can also apply to become training providers for the program.
The Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani, recently announced that over 1 million Nigerians have applied for the 3MTT program. The minister assured applicants that the next steps in the application process would be communicated soon. Additionally, he shared that a total of 18,644 companies have applied as service providers in the program, with an additional 1,407 applications received from partners.
FG and UNDP Partner to Offer Paid Internships to 3,000 Tech Trainees
In a significant step towards enhancing Nigeria’s digital workforce, the Federal Government has partnered with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to offer paid internships to 3,000 fellows of the 3 Million Technical Training (3MTT) program. This initiative aims to provide practical experience and employment opportunities for young Nigerians trained in various technology-related skills.
The 3MTT program is a large-scale initiative spearheaded by the Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy (MCID) to train 3 million Nigerians in various digital skills over the next four years. To kickstart this ambitious endeavor, the first cohort of 30,000 fellows will begin their training on November 15, 2023.
The partnership with UNDP will provide 3,000 of these fellows with 12-month paid internships, enabling them to apply the skills they have learned and gain valuable hands-on experience in the industry. This collaboration highlights the government’s commitment to bridging the gap between theoretical training and practical application in the tech sector.
In addition to this internship opportunity, the government has also secured N1 billion funding from IHS Telecom to support the 3MTT program. This funding will cover the salaries of 37 dedicated learning community managers for each location over the next three years, ensuring that fellows receive comprehensive support throughout their training journey.
The first phase of the 3MTT program will focus on training Nigerians in skills that utilize technology to enhance various roles without directly involving tech creation. These include Digital Marketing, Project Management Software, Cloud Platforms Navigation, Data Analysis and Visualization, Digital Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), CRM Management, Accounting Software, Graphics Design, and UX/UI Design, among others.
By providing these essential skills and internship opportunities, the 3MTT program aims to empower young Nigerians to actively participate in the country’s growing digital economy. This initiative aligns with the government’s broader vision of transforming Nigeria into a regional hub for innovation and technological advancement.
Over One Million Applicants to Undergo AI Course
Bosun Tijani, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, announced that over one million applicants for the 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) program will undergo an introductory artificial intelligence (AI) course. The minister shared this update on X (formerly Twitter), stating that all applicants are being onboarded onto the platform before the selection of the initial group of 30,000 fellows.
On November 6, Tijani mentioned that program applications had exceeded one million and informed applicants to expect further instructions via email. Those who have received and confirmed the email are currently in the onboarding process.
Tijani revealed that many applicants who are part of the onboarding process are quickly completing the AI course. He expressed excitement about the progress, stating, “All 1m+ #3MTT applicants are being onboarded onto the fellow platform, directed to an intro to #AI course while awaiting news on the first cohort. It’s reassuring to see many completing the course rapidly. We are onto something, and I am excited watching it all unfold.”
However, some program applicants are facing challenges as indicated by grievances in the minister’s post. Several have not received confirmation emails, and some are encountering difficulties with registration confirmation due to a technical glitch and issues with one-time passwords (OTPs).
The aptitude test for the NITDA 3MTT program is a standardized test that is used to assess the technical skills and knowledge of applicants. The test is divided into two sections:
- Technical Section: This section of the test covers a wide range of technical topics, including software development, data science, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence.
- Logical Reasoning Section: This section of the test assesses the applicant’s ability to think critically and solve problems.
The aptitude test is held in multiple locations across Nigeria. Applicants will be notified of the location and date of their test once they have been shortlisted.
Applicants who pass the aptitude test will be selected to participate in the 3MTT program. The selection process is based on a number of factors, including the applicant’s performance on the test, their academic qualifications, and their work experience.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified of their selection status via email. Applicants who are selected will be required to provide additional information, such as their date of birth and passport number.
How to Use OTP for Identity Verification and Access Learning Platform”
Selected applicants will receive an OTP (one-time password) via SMS or email. The OTP must be used to verify their identity and complete the registration process for the 3MTT program.
Once the registration process is complete, applicants will be able to access the 3MTT learning platform. The learning platform contains all of the resources that participants need to complete the program, including video lessons, interactive exercises, and practice tests.
The 3MTT program is delivered in three phases:
- Phase 1: 30,000 participants
- Phase 2: 300,000 participants
- Phase 3: 3 million participants
Each phase of the program is divided into modules. The modules cover a wide range of technical topics, including:
- Software development
- Data science
- Artificial intelligence
- Machine learning
- Cloud computing
- Blockchain technology
Participants in the 3MTT program will also learn about soft skills, such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.
Participants who complete the 3MTT program will receive a certificate of completion. The certificate will be recognized by tech companies in Nigeria and around the world.
NITDA is working with tech companies in Nigeria to place participants in jobs upon completion of the 3MTT program. Participants will have the opportunity to interview with tech companies and receive job offers.
Benefits of Participating in the NITDA 3MTT Program
There are many benefits to participating in the NITDA 3MTT program, including:
- Free training: The program is free to participate in.
- Learn from industry experts: The program is taught by industry experts who have years of experience in the tech industry.
- Gain in-demand skills: The program covers a wide range of in-demand skills, such as software development, data science, and cybersecurity.
- Receive a certificate of completion: Participants who complete the 3MTT program will receive a certificate of completion that is recognized by tech companies in Nigeria and around the world.
- Get job placement assistance: NITDA is working with tech companies in Nigeria to place participants in jobs upon completion of the 3MTT program.