Africa’s tech expertise accelerators entice college students, VC funding as Large Tech comes calling • TechCrunch
Tech giants are more and more in search of tech expertise in Africa, the place the variety of builders reached 716,000 final yr, up 3.8% from 2020, in keeping with Google.
Within the final six months, Microsoft and Amazon have been on a recruitment drive that got here together with attractive affords together with relocation to their hubs within the U.S. and Europe, endearing themselves to the small however rising expertise pool amid robust competitors from different tech giants like Google, in addition to startups.
This demand for African builders is predicted to proceed, buoyed by the results of the Great Resignation, which led employers to seek for new expertise elsewhere, and as tech behemoths like Google, Oracle and Visa increase their operations in Africa.
But as demand rises, the variety of new builders coming into the market is disproportionately small, primarily as a result of conventional schooling establishments in most African international locations have been sluggish to revamp their programs to maintain up with job market calls for and the fast-evolving world of expertise.
Then again, the hole between demand and provide has unequivocally steered the launch of recent developer colleges and propelled the expansion of current ones in current months, a lot of that are gaining the eye of worldwide enterprise capitalists.