ISACA Abuja Chapter and One In Tech have joined forces to support the future of the digital trust professions by providing access to education and training through the OIT Scholarship Program.
One In Tech is an ISACA Foundation that seeks to create a healthy digital world that is safe, secure, and accessible for all. Through partnership with corporations, academic institutions, and ISACA chapters.
One In Tech will be awarding more than 100 Scholarships this year, with 25 awarded so far.
The Foundation’s scholarships provide long-term support through academic tuition assistance, career- building resources, mentoring, training, networking, apprenticeships with corporate partners, discounted ISACA certification resources, job opportunities, and more.
The chapter collaborated with One In Tech (OIT), Federal Capital Territory Education Resource Centre and Madam Chiaka Ben-Obi, SheLeadtech Ambassador and recipients of ISACA prestigious award “Humanity for Technology” to tour six public and private high schools which exposed students to various domains and career paths in the digital space.
The outcome of this effort was the establishment of ISACA Abuja Chapter One In Tech (OIT) coding club after school club at Government Secondary School, Pyankasa Abuja designed to equip Nigeria’s youth with the skills they will need to thrive in the technology enabled digital future and opportunity to win scholarship.
This 15- week program will be focused on simple, fun projects and lessons that students can accomplish as well as exposing the students to careers in Cyber security.
The three intended outcomes of this program are:
1. Increase Diversity in the talent pool of students qualified for cybersecurity jobs across the digital economy ecosystem
2. Provide Access to students from traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds to gain knowledge and certifications that will be beneficial to their career development as they grow and enable them to compete with their peers in a global workforce.
3. Create Opportunities for students to be equipped with global income earning skills if they are unable to immediately proceed to university following their final exams.
These three objectives are also in line with Nigeria’s National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy which has the mandate to increase digital literacy and skills for the promotion of digital jobs across the country. As well as achieve a 95% digital literacy rate in Nigeria within the next 10 years.
At ISACA Abuja Chapter we pride ourselves in our diversity and inclusiveness aimed at building a pipeline of digital trust professionals for a safe and secure cyberspace.