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ALX Nigeria Partners ICLE, LSETF, HFM to Empower Tech Careers

ALX Nigeria, leading tech career accelerator, has announced strategic partnerships with the Nigerian Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) and financial broker, HFM at a media conference held in Lagos recently. These collaborations mark a significant milestone in bridging the gap between professionals in the legal, finance and tech industries, as well as fostering job creation and economic growth in Nigeria.

Through these partnerships, ALX will provide specialised tech training programmes to members of the Nigerian Bar Association nationwide, and all residents of Lagos State and beneficiaries of the  Lagos State Employment Trust Fund. The programmes will equip participants with in-demand skills in areas such as software development, data science, and Aritificial Intelligence Career Essentials (AiCE), empowering them to thrive in the rapidly evolving digital economy.

ALX Nigeria Partners ICLE, LSETF, HFM to Empower Tech Careers
L-R: Adebimpe Odulana, Partnerships Lead, ALX Nigeria; Ufuoma Emonena, Funding & Partnerships Officer, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF); Ruby Igwe, Country Marketing Manager, ALX Nigeria; Tobenna Erijokwe, Esq., National Executive Committee, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA); and Seun Babajide-Duroshola, Country Marketing Manager, ALX Nigeria, at a media parley organized by ALX Nigeria in Lagos, recently.

Ruby Igwe, Country General Manager, ALX Nigeria expressed her enthusiasm for the partnerships, stating, “We are excited to collaborate with the Nigerian Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund to unlock new opportunities for individuals looking to transition into high-growth tech careers. By leveraging our expertise in tech education and innovation, we aim to empower professionals across various sectors to embrace digital transformation and drive sustainable economic development.”

The Institute of Continuing Legal Education welcomed the partnership as a strategic move to enhance the competitiveness of its members in an increasingly technology-driven world. Speaking on the partnership, Tobenna Erijokwe, Esq., a member of the National Executive Committee, Nigerian Bar Association, said, “The legal profession is evolving, and it is crucial for our members to adapt to the demands of the digital age. Through this partnership with ALX, we are equipping our members with the necessary skills to navigate emerging legal tech trends and remain at the forefront of innovation in the legal industry.”

Similarly, the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) sees the collaboration as a catalyst for fostering entrepreneurship and creating employment opportunities for Lagosians. Ufuoma Emonena, Funding & Partnerships Officer, LSETF represented the Director of Partnerships, LSETF said, “At LSETF, we are committed to supporting initiatives that promote skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development. Partnering with ALX will enable us to upskill our beneficiaries and prepare them for the vast opportunities available in the tech sector, ultimately contributing to the economic prosperity of Lagos State.”

The tech training programmes under these partnerships will commence in the coming months, with a focus on delivering practical, hands-on learning experiences tailored to the specific needs of participants. ALX also features a vibrant community of fellows under the ALX Fellowship and their ALX Ventures community provides support for entrepreneurs.  ALX, ICLE, and LSETF are confident that these initiatives will drive positive outcomes, empowering individuals to pursue rewarding careers in technology and contribute to Nigeria’s innovation ecosystem.

ALX Nigeria is dedicated to equipping the next generation with the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in the digital sector by providing them with a diverse range of tech programmes and offerings.

For more information about ALX and its programmes, visit www.alxafrica.ng.

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