A nonprofit organisation, The Workplace Youth Initiative (TWYI), said it partnered with Oracle Academy and other tech-based institutions to train undergraduates from Nigerian tertiary institutions to create applications.
TWYI in a statement said the partnership with Oracle was aimed at contributing to young people’s development which is expected to reduce Nigeria’s unemployment rate.
The APEX Bootcamp tagged ORACODE 4.0 was held between 23 to 24 of March 2021. The training attracted students from different universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education across Nigeria as well as East Africa.
Oracode 4.0 was the fourth edition of the training and the first one to be held virtually due to the COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings. The previous editions were held in TWYI’s training lab with Oracle Academy being the main sponsor.
TWYI said the training will help “bridge the existing skills gap between the youths and the workplace as well as teach them entrepreneurial skills.
Some of the institutions in the partnership with TWYI include Oracle Academy, Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Nigeria Association of Computing Students (NACOS) that provides avenues for students in IT-related fields to connect and develop their skills.
TWYI said the partnership is expected to collaborate and develop the skills of undergraduates to build functional enterprise apps with low code using the Oracle APEX platform.