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Apply Now for Access Bank/Udacity 2021-2022 Advance Africa Scholarship Program for Young Africans

Access Bank and Udacity are calling for scholarship applications. They will provide 1,000 Nanodegree program scholarships for people in Africa to build practical, in-demand, cutting-edge tech skills. The scholarship will create upskilling opportunities for scholarship recipients and give them the skills needed by many tech companies today.

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The Aim:

Udacity and Access Bank are committed to closing the divide between the number of tech jobs available and the number of Africans working in tech by providing opportunities to those who would not otherwise have them. That starts with ensuring a robust pipeline of trained, talented tech professionals. Together, we are offering:

  • 1,000 Nanodegree program scholarships for Africans to build practical, in-demand, cutting-edge tech skills.
  • Engagement with classmates in a robust, actively managed student community.
  • Subject matter experts and on-demand tutors.

The scholarship will create upskilling opportunities for individuals and give them the skills needed in the digital world. In fact, the tech industry comprises some of the highest growth, most in-demand careers today.

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Our programs prepare citizens for emerging technology. The Nanodegree programs consist of a combination of lessons and hands-on projects designed by industry leaders for technology practitioners. Our curriculum prepares students to use technological skills in a professional setting. To that end, Udacity sources many of our course materials in partnership with top companies like Accenture, Amazon, BMW, GitHub, IBM, Microsoft, Nvidia, and Uber ATG. Our Nanodegree programs exclusively focus on the most in-demand core and emerging technologies: Programming, Application Development, Digital Marketing, and Data Science.

The time to grow your technological economy, develop your workforce, and increase your competitive advantage in the global economy is now.

Available Programs:

  • Business Analytics
  • SQL
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Intro to Programming
  • Digital Marketing
  • Self Driving Car Engineer

The Program Commitment:

Udacity is collaborating with Access Bank, a multinational commercial bank, to empower people in Africa who are interested in learning tech-forward skills to kick-start careers in the banking industry in 2021.

We are proud to provide hands-on learning opportunities in fields such as Business Analytics, Programming, Data Science, Product Management and Digital Marketing. Scholarship recipients will complete a portfolio of real-world projects that demonstrate mastery of highly sought-after tech skills.

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Scholarship timeline:

Applications for this scholarship program are open! The timeline for Cohort 1 will be:

Applications Accepted: August 2, 2021 – August 31, 2021

Challenge Winners Announced: September 10, 2021

Challenge Course: September 13, 2021- October 18, 2021

Scholarship Winners Announced: October 28, 2021

Scholarship: October 29, 2021 – December 24, 2021

Application Deadline: August 31, 2021.

For more information about this opportunity, visit the official website

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Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.

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