Through its Primo Academy, the company plans to help solve the tech talent shortage in Africa, especially in the data space.

Bluechip Technologies, a Nigerian-based business application and data management solution company, has launched Primo Academy to deliver a six-month programme designed to equip aspiring data professionals with the required skills to kickstart their careers in the data and emerging technologies industry.

The programme, which is targeted at both beginners and experienced professionals, with or without a technology background and living in any African city, is free, fully remote, and starts on August 1, 2022, and will run on a full-time basis.

Aspiring data professionals in the programme will undergo training on the applications of data science and analysis as well as soft skills and business processes to ensure workplace readiness upon completion of the programme.

The successful applicants will be enrolled in an immersive 6-month training programme with a curriculum that covers modules such as:

  • Orientation and productivity
  • Introduction to data analysis with Excel, SQL and Python
  • Data engineering with big data technologies
  • Data science and machine learning
  • Data visualisation with PowerBI and automation with power platforms plus more

Bluechip is championing the prominence of African engineers in the global tech ecosystem and is on a mission to help develop thousands of talented data professionals for lifelong careers in tech.

Founded in 2008 by Kazeem Tewogbade and Olumide Soyombo, Bluechip Technologies specialises in data warehousing, analytics and enterprise systems for banks and telcos.