NITDA Opens Portal for the 2023 NITDA 3 Million Technical Talent Program (3MTT) | How to Apply

Applications are now open for the NITDA 3 Million Technical Talent Program 2023. Here’s what you need to know about the program:

The 3MTT programme, a critical part of the Renewed Hope agenda, is aimed at building Nigeria’s technical talent backbone to power our digital economy and position Nigeria as a net talent exporter.

The first phase of the programme, executed in collaboration with NITDA, will involve multiple stakeholders including fellows, training providers, partners and placement organisations.

Join us on a transformative journey as we unveil the 3MTT programme fellowship

The first phase of the programme will be executed as a fellowship model in collaboration with NITDA. We will select individuals with interest in specific skills and fund the cost of their training with training providers accepted into the programme.

In line with the Ministry’s 1%-10%-100% implementation approach, this first phase will aim to train and place 30,000 technical talents, representing 1% of our overall target.

It will be executed based on the framework co-created with key stakeholders across government agencies, training providers, educational institutions, development agencies and the private sector.

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Skills in Focus for the 2023 NITDA 3 Million Technical Talent Program

For the first phase, we will focus on these twelve (12) technical skills:

  • Software Development
  • UI/UX Design
  • Data Analysis & Visualisation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Product Management
  • Data Science
  • Animation
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Cybersecurity
  • Game Development
  • Cloud Computing
  • Dev Ops

We are calling on individuals and training providers across Nigeria to apply to the first phase of the 3MTT programme.

You can apply as a fellow (Learner) or as a trainer.


For Fellows
You will receive training in specific technical skills that will empower you to be competitive in the local and global technical talent marketplace

Apply here as a fellow


For Training Providers
Organisations looking to join our pool of training providers to train 30,000 fellows across Nigeria as we design an optimal approach to training and placing technical talents

Apply here as a Trainer


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Are these only skills that will be covered in the programme?

No, these twelve (12) skills have been identified for the first phase. As the program expands, we will include more skills to a more comprehensive pool.

How long will the training programs in this phase run for ?

The average length of the courses being offered in this phase will be three (3) months.

Is physical attendance mandatory for the training sessions?

The training is hybrid, meaning that it combines online and in-person components. While the majority of the training can be done remotely, there are aspects that will require in-person training.

Will I be required to write an entry assessment?

Yes, there will be an entry assessment to determine the skill benchmark for each applicant. This will also be used in selecting the most applicable course for fellows.

Is there a commitment fee required for selection?

No, there is no fee at all for this phase of the programme.

Will there be financial support for transport, meals and other services in addition to the training?

The only financial support for this phase of the programme will be the cost of training. Participants will responsible for transportation, meals and other costs.

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