ALX, a leading global provider of training in the tech industry has opened applications for its 2024 cohort as it seeks to bridge the digital skills gap in Africa.
Applications are open to young Africans between the ages of 18-34. Selected trainees and benefit from training programmes in various on-demand technology courses including Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials, software engineering front-end and back-end programme, data analytics, and data science.
Others are Customer Relations Management (CRM) tools for Salesforce administrator and AWS Cloud Computing course.
ALX has reportedly enrolled over 100,000 students since 2021. The company hopes to contribute a significant number of skilled personnel to address a talent shortage predicted to exceed 85 million people by 2030. It hopes to train 750,000 African youths by the end of this year.
ALX is a division of African Leadership International (ALI), an ecosystem of organizations catalysing a new era of ethical, entrepreneurial African leaders.
In February last year, ALX announced a partnership with Mastercard to offer this training to young Africans
According to ALX, these courses cost between $7,500 – $39,750 in Africa and $14,500 – $79,500 in Europe and North America, but the partnership with Mastercard Foundation will allow eligible candidates access to these programmes at no cost.
How to apply