The Director General of the Plateau Information and Communication Technology Development Agency (PICTDA), David Daser has revealed that more than 2000 applications were received for Code Plateau 3.0.
The recruiting platform for the third phase of the digital skills training scheme which ended last week had a significant number of persons aiming for a spot in the 8 months training which in recent years haven’t seen applications by the agency.
The revelation to the number of applicants for the program was made public via a social media post by Mr. Daser. He said, “We received an overwhelming number of applications and we will be working with the Code Plateau team to see to a proper and transparent selection process.
“Notifications will be sent out within the week with the date, venue and time for the interviews”.
He further added that the youth-friendly Governor of the state, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong will continually ensure that the state produces a high rate of productive and employable youths in the state.
Furthermore, Mr. Daser revealed that over 21% (an approximate number of 420 persons) of the applicants were of the feminine gender to indicate an increasing and significant interest in ICT by young women. This however would ensure an all gender inclusion in the program.
Code Plateau is designed by the Plateau State Information and Communication Technology Development Agency (PICTDA) to build a pool of highly skilled young people in digital or soft skills including Coding, Software Programming, UI/UX designs, IT basics, and Software Development among others.
Meanwhile, the Code Plateau scheme has continued to secure endorsements and partnership from private-sector technology companies following request for two developers from one Abuja based Barnksforte Global Ltd