Moniepoint Inc. and NITHub Unilag have announced the opening of applications for the second cohort of the HatchDev program, aimed at cultivating the next generation of highly skilled software engineers in Nigeria. This collaborative initiative seeks to address the shortage of tech talent in the country and aligns with the government's vision of fostering digital innovation and creating millions of digital jobs.

Building a Pipeline of Tech Talent

The HatchDev program is a nine-month specialized training initiative designed to produce 300 junior software engineers, 100 intelligent systems developers, and 100 IoT/embedded systems engineers annually. Through a rigorous recruitment process, participants will undergo comprehensive training in key areas such as Front-end, Back-end, Mobile App Development, UI/UX Design, Data Science, and Embedded Systems/IoT.

Addressing the Tech Talent Gap

By equipping participants with in-demand skills and practical experience, the HatchDev program aims to bridge the skilled tech talent gap in Nigeria. This initiative is aligned with the Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy's objective of creating a vibrant digital ecosystem and fostering economic growth through technology.

Transformative Learning Experience

The program offers a transformative learning experience, combining six months of hands-on training with a three-month immersive internship. During the training period, participants will delve into full-stack development, mastering fundamental concepts and advanced techniques. The internship phase provides an opportunity for participants to apply their skills in real-world projects, collaborate with industry experts, and build a professional network.

Testimonials and Endorsements

Chukwudum Ekwueme, VP Engineering at Moniepoint Inc., expressed enthusiasm for the initiative, highlighting its potential to empower participants and contribute to Nigeria's digital economy. Dr. Victor Odumuyiwa, Director of NITHub and project lead for HatchDev, commended the collaboration between Moniepoint and NITHub, emphasizing the program's transformative impact on participants' lives and career prospects.

How to Apply

Interested individuals with foundational knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are encouraged to apply before the February 18, 2024 deadline. The HatchDev program offers a unique opportunity for aspiring software engineers to gain practical skills, industry exposure, and career opportunities in the dynamic field of technology. Apply now to embark on a journey of professional growth and innovation.