#LaunchPadAfrica: Google Announces Scholarship Scheme With Andela

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Andela Ends Open Recruitment Program in Nigeria, Kenya, and Uganda
Andela trains African softaware developers, then provides jobs for them in tech companies.

Andela continues to score big points for the Nigerian tech ecosystem. Google just announced that it is partnering the startup to provide scholarships to up to 15,000 aspiring developers in Africa.

According to a post on Medium, Google will partner Andela and Udacity to enable 15,000 “single-course” scholarships and 500 nano-degree scholarships to aspiring developers in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. The single courses would cover a variety of programming-related topics. While the nano degrees cover to provide a certified degree after 12 months of study.

This scholarship scheme would be integrated into Andela’s existing developer training program called Andela Learning Community (ALC). ALC has been in existence since January 2017. It trains aspiring developers in fields such as Android programming, Web development, and UI design.

Over the last two editions of the ALC, Andela has trained over 6,000 individuals and built over 8,000 apps. It has also hosted over 300 in-person meetups and certified more than 70 Android developers. But most importantly, the company has helped to provide career opportunities for over 90 graduates. These are impressive stats, indeed.

 

And by the way, applications are now open for the ALC, so you can head on over there to apply.

About Andela

Andela is a Nigerian tech training and placement company based in Lagos, with offices in New York and Nairobi. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji (founder of Flutterwave), Jeremy Johnson started the company in 2014.

Andela is an outsourcing company that trains individuals with different programming skills then helps them get jobs at different companies. Udacity, Microsoft, and IBM are few of the places that Andela-trained developers have gotten placements over the last few years.

The company has been well-supported over the years. It has received funding from different sources, one of which was the $24 million it got from the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation in 2016.


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