The Programmes

This programme, an initiative of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Delta State, is aimed at providing necessary ICT skills training to enable self-employment and business development for start-ups which will be based in Delta State. The target audiences are graduate of tertiary institutions of Delta origin between the ages of 18 and 40 years with training needs on various skills such as mobile and web application development, networking and telecommunications, inverter and solar systems installation and maintenance, home and office-based networking, home and office security solutions, fibre optics infrastructure and project management skills. This programme aims to address these needs as well as provide starter packs with which participants can start their businesses. Enabling infrastructure and facilities are provided by the DSI-Hub which is a conducive environment for this programme. The processes employed to the successful implementation of this programme will be transparent, accessible and free from undue interference.

Please NOTE that the duration for the programme is four (4) months.

At the end of the training, Empowerment in the form of "Starter-Packs" will be given to successful trainees who have undergone the Information and Communication Technology - Youth Empowerment Programme (ICT-YEP).

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This Programme is of two Categories;

The Start-up Academy

The start-up academy is to support the growth of committed persons who are passionate about the role of technology in transforming the state and the entire Nation. It is observed from experience that a lot of individuals especially youths and other business enterprise are interested in the application of technology to solve local problems and the goal of DSIHub is to continue to unearth such individuals/youths, and companies, to support them to bring their ideas/products to life within the state.

One of the essential ways this can become a reality is through the Start-up Academy programme in our innovation hub.

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ICT for Self-Employment Training

ICT for self-employment training is designed for participants who intend to acquire necessary ICT skills and set up technology-based businesses. It is mainly for those who are perfervid in developing themselves in the ICT world.

The ICT training for Self-employment offers advanced training on network devices and topology, infrastructure design and installation, router and switch configurations using GUI/CLI, PABX and IPBX installation, solar and inverter installation and repairs, network design and planning, business skills and project management, entrepreneurship and digital marketing skills and much more.

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Expected Outcomes

It is expected that:

  • Objective 1

    By the end of this programme, these 630 participants would have acquired hands-on skills needed to launch their businesses.

  • Objective 2

    By the end of this programme, at least 75% of those trained in the ICT for self-employment programme would have started their businesses.

  • Objective 3

    Two years after this programme, at least 30% of those trained will have successfully executed projects and employed 2-10 persons and show evidence of improved livelihood as a result of the training received.

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We Offer Professional Solutions

Smart Infastructure

There is immense value waiting to be created amidst the chaos and weak infrastructure. There is a huge potential for technology to be applied smartly, to connect different public infrastructure to each other for the sole purpose of making them more accessible to the populace.

Governance

GovLab is a dedicated practice to further our work around governance, social accountability, civic engagement and public service delivery. Through this practice, we use our expertise around the smart application of technology to enhance the efforts of stakeholders including government agencies, civil society, and civic tech startups.

Health & Well-being

Though technology has been permeating almost every aspect of our lives, until recent years the medical field has been largely unaffected by the rapid pace of technological innovation that is characteristic of the Digital Age.

Fintech

The case for Fintech in Nigeria is two fold i.e. making financial services cheaper to those who already access it AND building a financial infrastructure for under-served and unserved population. Our role is to create a platform where people with ideas/products can aggregate to offer them to financial services players to meet the needs of their clients.

Education

Global developments have led to increased investments in ICT tools to make STEM education more accessible and exciting to students. Despite the growing availability of technology resources in schools, there remains a disconnect between resources available and the impact achieved.

Digital Security

How do you stay safe in the age of hackers, internet fraudsters and ATM scammers? We are using innovation to mitigate these troubling dangers that come with using technology.

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Collaborations

We’ve had the joy of collaborating with these brands and many more over the last few years

Delta State
Zenith Bank Plc.