The anticipation is over! Applications are now officially open for the highly anticipated second phase of the esteemed EU Talent exchange program, Digital Explorers. Geared towards sourcing, nurturing, and placing a diverse array of tech talent, this phase specifically targets Junior Data Analysts, DevOps, Front End, and Back End Developers. The program aims to seamlessly match these talents with partner employers in the dynamic landscapes of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Nigeria. Prospective applicants have until January 15th, 2024, to submit their applications.
Bolstered by the backing of the European Commission, Digital Explorers stands as an innovative ICT-focused knowledge and talent exchange initiative. It acts as a pioneering force in driving the digital revolution across these interconnected regions. Following the success of the pilot project from 2019 to 2021, particularly the impactful partnership between Lithuania and Nigeria, Digital Explorers has expanded its scope. Embracing a multi-country, multi-track scheme, Digital Explorers II aims to identify, train, and match 150 ICT specialists from Nigeria, Kenya, and Armenia.
The program offers three distinctive tracks: Professional, Trainee, and Ambassador. Each track is designed to foster skill enhancement, career acceleration, and cross-cultural experiences among participants. Digital Explorers serves as a catalyst for exploration and partnership building within the digital ecosystems involved, offering avenues for:
- Individual Journeys: Providing opportunities for young ICT specialists to engage in specialized technical and soft skills training. Participants can join Baltic ICT companies for internships or employment, fostering both personal and professional growth.
- Private Sector Development: Beyond talent exchange, the program facilitates business missions and network-building activities, acting as a platform to forge new business partnerships and explore untapped markets.
- Knowledge Exchange: Through the Ambassador track, the program pairs civil servants and techpreneurs to exchange insights crucial for fostering digital economy growth, such as startup ecosystem development and GovTech facilitation.
The Digital Explorers project fosters a triple-win scenario, benefiting recipient countries, participants, and partner nations alike. It significantly contributes to addressing skill shortages, amplifying trade relations, and enhancing participants’ skills, experience, and professional networks.
Implemented by OSMOS Global Partnerships, StartinLV, ESTDEV, and co-funded by the EU through the Migration Partnership Facility (MPF) of ICMPD, this project commenced in March 2023 and spans a 36-month duration until February 2026. Get Global proudly serves as the official selection partner in Nigeria for OSMOS Global Partnerships in Lithuania.
The opportunity to be part of this transformative journey awaits! Applications are open until January 15th, 2024. Discover more and submit your applications at link.
Embrace this chance to shape your future in the global tech landscape with Digital Explorers II.
Application link: https://apply.workable.com/digitalexplorers/