Hello everyone, my name is Emmanuel Sin-nyet Asigri CEO of the National Youth Authority
Welcome to the NYA's IT Entrepreneurship Training Program, a fully sponsored training in technology for the next generation technology leaders. The NYA exists to provide conducive environment that defines and supports sustainable youth empowerment practices. We want to provide opportunities for the youth to build their own enterprises and create wealth for themselves and the nation.
The objective of the Training Program is empower young people with technology skills that allows them to start their own businesses and also become employable in the information technology sector. Ultimately creating job opportunities for the youth.
We are choosing IT because we believe there’s tremendous opportunity in the sector given the boom in technological advances all over the world. Also, it’s relatively cheaper to start in the IT sector - with a laptop, internet connection and a little guidance you can start an online business for instance on Facebook or Instagram. Or start creating websites for companies….
Program content/What the program covers?
This training is a unique opportunity open to every young and driven Ghanaian who want to make a change in the world using technology. Ghanaian youth, passionate and interested in the areas of technology, software development, digital media marketing and design qualifies to freely apply to this training program.
What happens after the training?
Upon completion of the training program, trained technology entrepreneurs would immediately be engaged in various government and corporate innovations that fits their skill set.
Start-up businesses that come out of the program would also be supported with perks from collaborating partners and some sort of seed funding to accelerate their businesses.
This is a significant step in our strides to become a unique public sector youth development service delivery organization, responsive to the empowerment needs of the Ghanaian youth and ensuring their access to national development investment opportunities.
At NYA we are committed to developing the youth. The youth is key to nation building. We believe this program is one of the many strategies that will help us reach our goals.