Polaris Bank in partnership with the National Youth Service Corps and NerdzFactory said it has commenced a high-impact capacity-building workshop on digital skills for 5,000 National Youth Service Corps members across 12 states in Nigeria.
It said in a statement that this was in line with its corporate social responsibility drive.
The bank said that its action was intended to equip young Nigerians with relevant work-ready digital skills focused on building the youth’s self-sustenance in innovation, creativity, digital skills, business acumen, and relevance in the 21st-century economy and workplace.
Polaris Bank’s Group Head, Product & Market Development, Mrs Adebimpe Ihekuna, said, “This partnership is part of Polaris Bank’s commitment to youth development and empowerment in Nigeria which aligns with the bank’s strategic CSR pillars.
She added, “As an enterprise poised to meet the financial needs of Nigerian youths in the digital age, especially in post-COVID-19 era with its attendant challenges, we want to equip as many young Nigerians as possible with requisite digital skills to give them a good head-start and help them achieve economic stability.”
The statement said the high-impact training which would run across two quarters comprises courses such as basic digital literacy; cyber security; data science; product design; software development (back end); product management; blockchain technology; mobile app development; 3D and virtual reality; and software development (front end).