The days of solely relying on traditional education are long gone, as individuals seek flexible and innovative ways to expand their knowledge. This is where Udacity, Inc. comes in, a pioneering educational organization that has been revolutionizing online learning since its inception in June 2011.
Originally established with a focus on providing university-style courses, Udacity quickly recognized the need for a more dynamic approach to education. As a result, the organization shifted its emphasis to offer vocational courses tailored explicitly for professionals seeking to enhance their expertise, making the company a driving force in the realm of massive open online courses (MOOCs), helping millions of learners worldwide.
In a collaboration with Access Bank, a commercial bank in Nigeria, Udacity aims to equip African professionals with the tech-forward skills that are in high demand today. The organizations have announced the provision of 2,000 Nanodegree program scholarships, offering a gateway to enhanced career prospects.
From Business Analytics, Programming, Data Science, Product Management, and Digital Marketing, Access Bank and Udacity are offering a range of hands-on learning opportunities. These Nanodegree programs have been thoughtfully designed to provide participants with practical, industry-relevant skills.
The application period for these scholarships will be open from May 9, 2023 to June 13, 2023, inviting tech enthusiasts from all corners of Africa to submit their entries. Following the application phase, the challenge winners will be announced on June 19, 2023.
It is important to note that preference will be given to applicants based in Africa, and specifically from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Gambia, Sierra Leone , Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Guinea, Mozambique and Cameroun.
Apply on Udacity’s website here.