High Tech Centre holds tech-preneurial hands-on training sessions in Lagos – How you can participate
High Tech Centre for Nigerian women and youths, a non-governmental organisation set up to develop capacities of women, youth, boys, girls and job seekers in general in ICT, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), and entrepreneurial skills has unveiled a 3-day National STEM summit for South West zone.
It is themed: “Hands on the Tech-Wheels in a Digital Economy”.
The summit which is billed to hold in Lagos from Tuesday September 8th to Thursday September 10th, 2020 is being organised in collaboration with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the Association of Mobile Phone and Allied Traders of Nigeria (AMPAT), and other technology stakeholders.
According to the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of High Tech Centre, Dr. OmoWunmi Hassan, the summit aims at empowering targeted groups in solar panels assembly, mobile phones assembly, repairs and configurations, laptops and PCs repairs and configurations, small business and entrepreurial skills such as cosmetology, leather works, (shoes and bags,) food baking, etc.
Dr Hassan adds, “With the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the globe, and its attendant impact on many people and institutions, it is imperative that we bud new skills and technical know-how in our citizens across communities.”
She says her organisation by the upcoming summit is targeting training of at least 50 each of women, youths, boys and girls for the next 2-3 months inclusive of other geo-political zones of the country.
The 50 individuals which makes 200 people in all categories shall be empowered after training with facilities such as tools and materials to start up on the trained technologies.
Every participant is expected to register with a token of N65,000 (sixty-five thousand naira) for all courses which, according to the orgazation, has been highly subsidized by their various partners. Fees covers training materials with basic technical tools for the hands-on sessions, refreshments, and certificates only.
The Lagos zone holds at Eagles Park Hotel, 7 Obokun Close, Off Dipeolu Street, Off Johnson Street, Allen Avenue Bustop, Ikeja, Lagos.
High Tech Centre which was established in 2004 says by attending the seminar, participants will be able to harness manpower capacity and technical skills to get dilapidated, spoilt and unused tech facilities like solar panels, laptops, or desktop PCs, working again. The training will also teach on how to assemble new ones.
Young people attending the seminar will be eqipped with requisite science, technology, engineering arts, and mathematics (STEM), and learnings in more practical ways so they can aim at being developers and solution providers in any chosen tech fields in the future, according to the organisers.
The organisers advises prospective participants to visit their websites at www.hightechwomen.org.ng for further enquiries or call, SMS or
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