AfDB program prepares African youth for demand-driven jobs

Devex , Jun 28, 2018
by Christin Roby

WASHINGTON — Preparing youth for the jobs of tomorrow remains a necessity in Africa, where many lack the digital knowledge and soft skills required to succeed. To address that shortfall, the African Development Bank hopes its latest Coding for Employment Program will render African youth more able to take on current and future jobs across the continent.

The AfDB digital skills training program launched earlier this month as a component of the wider Jobs for Youth in Africa flagship initiative, targeting information and communication technology, agriculture, and industrialization sectors as high potential for youth job inclusion, aiming to “equip 50 million youth with employable skills and create 25 million jobs.”
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