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Wema Bank, FGN train SMEs on digital skills

Wema Bank, FGN train SMEs on digital skills

Wema Bank, in partnership with the Federal Government, has commenced virtual training in the FGN/ALAT Digital Skillnovation Programme for small and medium enterprises.

A statement said the programme launched in September 2023, had witnessed hundreds of thousands of business owners, aspiring business owners, working-class professionals and jobseekers expressing keen interest in developing their digital skills, enhancing their employability and deepening their business management skills.

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“The FGN/ALAT Digital Skillnovation Programme for MSMEs aim to train 2,000,000 Nigerian youth and 1,000,000 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises with a diverse range of digital skills,” it stated.

The skills include software engineering, product management, business analysis, cloud computing, product design, and more.

Read:  FGN-ALAT 2023-2024 Digital Skillnovation Programme.

It said applicants of the FGN/ALAT Digital Skillnovation Programme could anticipate a holistic experience beyond virtual training as they would be exposed to hands-on physical training conducted at cutting-edge digital hubs strategically located nationwide.

Announcing the launch of the virtual training for the first cohort of 270,000 participants, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Wema Bank, Moruf Oseni, highlighted the transformative opportunity the programme represented for business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, job seekers, and professionals across Nigeria.

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