Governor Ugwuanyi’s administration has continued to work tirelessly in empowering youths with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to become productive citizens of society.
This is part of Governor Ugwuanyi’s aspiration to create a blueprint for Enugu State. The governor said this mapping would involve all sectors of the society from the youths to the women and disabled persons. It is important to note that because of the broad implications and benefits of cyber security for national development, the state has taken this initiative seriously as it will provide employment opportunities for thousands of young people across geopolitical zones.
How to Get Involved in the Ongoing Cyber Security Training
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration launched a seven-month Cyber Security learning program for the State’s youths through the Enugu Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) Centre.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on SMEs Development and Director General, Enugu SMEs Centre, Mr Arinze Chilo-Offiah said the training was organized in collaboration with CyberSafe Foundation and Ping CyberTalent and that the Gov. Ugwuanyi is spearheading the ICT-driven project to combat cybercrime and youth unemployment in the state.
It will be recalled that Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration recently trained another 500 youths in programming and product design through the Enugu SMEs Centre. He has also begun training of another 500 youths as part of its concerted efforts to create employment opportunities for about 5,000 youths in the state in various fields of innovative endeavor.
According to Hon. Chilo-Offiah, contrary to common belief, the youth might make more money as Cyber Security professionals, even though many believe that internet fraud, also known as “Yahoo Yahoo,” is the fastest and easiest method to get rich.
The Special Adviser further reiterated that “there are 3.5 million vacant Cyber security jobs globally,” and that participants in the Enugu SMEs program will become certified Cyber Security professionals at the end of the training, with the possibility of internship possibilities both within and beyond Nigeria.
To get involved with these training sessions, “Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30, interested in pursuing a career in technology, residing in Enugu, and prepared to commit to the full period of the program,” according to the Enugu SMEs head.
Qualified candidates should apply online at http://enugusme.en.gov.ng/ecsl .
Governor Ugwuanyi is a strong advocate for digital entrepreneurship and is committed to developing a workforce equipped with the skills needed to create a thriving economy. To this end, the governor has set up a cyber security training program to empower the youth of Enugu since more jobs are moving online, youths interested in this program must try to get hold of this opportunity and become fluent in cybersecurity.
The governor hopes that the program will encourage more youths to take up cyber security as a career option and will enable them to compete on a global scale as it is currently being offered free of charge.
Written by Nwusulor Alexander