Fresh graduates enrolled in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme have praised Polaris Bank for the digital skills training programme the bank offers in partnership with NYSC and NerdzFactory.
The 6-month training program targeted 5,000 NYSC members across 12 states in Nigeria and aimed to equip fresh graduates with necessary skills to thrive in the job market.
Polaris Bank’s Group Head of Strategic Brand Management, Nduneche Ezurike, noted that the program’s objective was to equip young Nigerians with relevant work-ready digital skills on innovation, creativity and digital skills, as well as develop their business acumen.
He added that the bank is committed to helping fresh graduates improve their skills through its training program, as it believes this will help them succeed in their careers and contribute to the growth and development of the national economy as a whole.
Participants in the program expressed their gratitude to Polaris Bank for providing them with an opportunity to improve their digital skills.
Halimah Usman, for instance, said that the skills she had acquired would help her secure a job in the digital marketing industry.
She expressed confidence that with these skills, she would be able to succeed in her career. Eze Obioma, another corps member participating in the training, commended the bank’s initiative, adding that he hoped other organizations would follow suit.
The training, which runs across two quarters, comprises courses such as basic digital literacy, cyber security, data science, product design, software development (back end), product management, blockchain technology, mobile app development, 3D and virtual reality, and software development (front end).
It is designed to equip young Nigerians with the skills needed to thrive in the digital economy.
Polaris Bank has recently earned accolades as a leading financial brand in innovation and digitization. In 2021 and 2022, the Bank was adjudged Digital Bank of the Year in BusinessDay’s Banks and Other Financial Institutions Award (BAFI).
It also emerged as the best MSME Bank because of its ability to use technology to enable bottom-up support to the MSME sector.