Microsoft through 4Afrika and Andela is slated to up-skill developers in the company’s cloud computing service Azure in Kenya and Nigeria through an immersive program dubbed the ALCwithMicrosoft Azure Training 2020.
The #ALCwithMicrosoft Azure Training program will train 3000 technologists in Kenya and Nigeria in Microsoft Azure technologies in a bid to drive a collective mission to empower current and future African technologists with a high-value employment skillset.
The announcement comes close to a month after Google rolled out its third round of the Google Africa Developer Scholarships, as part of their commitment to creating skills and economic opportunities for Africa in partnership with Andela and Pluralsight
This program is open to anyone looking to grow their Azure software development skills and excited to learn with a community of technologists.
At the end of the program, Andela expects that developers:
- Have a proficiency for Azure technologies
- Opportunity to be shortlisted to redeem Microsoft Azure certification exam voucher
- Improved competency in your existing skills
Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative is Microsoft’s business and market development engine in Africa that aims to unlock and accelerate Africa’s potential to create technology not only for the continent but for the world. It works with developers, startups, students, interns, and graduates to upskill Africans in Microsoft technologies.
The program will be run by Andela, through the Andela Learning Community, which has tested and proven to learn science principles relating to learner groups, transparent output tracking, and robust support communities to up-skill software developers at scale across Africa.