The 11th Cohort for the Women In Digital Skills Training started on 18th January 2021 at Soronko Academy.
Women in Digital Skills (WIDS) is a program designed to train and equip women from the informal and formal sectors with digital and soft skills such as Microsoft Office Suite, website development and design, social media marketing, Graphic Design, and soft skills and entrepreneurship training. The program is sponsored by Mastercard Foundation in partnership with Young Africa Works.
The participants were taken through an orientation program to enable them to familiarize themselves with the institution and the curriculum used for the training.
The lead trainer, Cyril Agbewali, welcomed the participants and encouraged them to push through the 6 weeks of training outlining some benefits they would acquire. He highlighted that all participants are expected to fully participate in all scheduled training sessions to make the program a success. Alongside training received, participants will also get the opportunity to receive mentorship and career guidance for their career and personal development. All participants were each given a letter of commitment to sign and a laptop to facilitate their learning. The participants were thankful to have been selected and shared some of their expectations and targets they hope to achieve upon completing the training. Some expectations highlighted by the participants included the following;
– To sharpen their soft skills
– Learn more about digital marketing and content creation
– Leverage social media marketing skills to promote their business and upscale their sales.
– Network with other women in the digital skills space
– Build capacity in IT and Computer basics to become more employable.
– Develop skills in communication and business management.
– To increase my business visibility on social media.
– Develop skills in graphic design and WordPress.
In closing, Cyril Agbewali, advised participants to adhere to all COVID Safety Protocols and respect the views of their colleagues. The training team encouraged participants to be punctual as the ultimate success of the program rests on their commitment and attendance.