The Bulb Africa Fellowship 2022 for Tech Creatives in Africa

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Sat 19, March, 2022 12:10pm · Web
Bulb Fellowship 2022 is calling for applications – The Bulb Africa has opened applications for a new cohort of its fellowship program! Fellowship at The Bulb is a 4–6-month training program for young tech enthusiasts across Africa.

The fellowship program offers a fulfilling experience for those looking to launch a career in tech. Participants simply need to pick a course, join a cohort, complete projects and gain real experience by building products!

Bulb Fellowship Available Courses
Since its inception, the fellowship has offered in-demand courses providing training in programming languages like JavaScript, .NET, and DevOps Engineering.

However, the new cohort offers new courses across other sectors in tech, such as:

Product Design

Acquire the complete knowledge of one of the most sought-after skills in the world today to build and design mobile and desktop applications, websites, and more from scratch. You will learn:

Products, product design, and the product designer role
Design thinking and human-centered design
User research
User experience (UX) design
Information architecture (IA)
User interface (UI) design
Working with design tools
Prototyping and usability testing
Creating and managing a design portfolio
Stakeholder engagement
Product Management

Fast track your understanding of bringing new products to market, developing existing ones, and managing launch features at all stages of the product development lifecycle. This 4-month course covers:

Creating and identifying opportunities
Market research and competitor analysis
Product development lifecycle
Defining product vision and strategy
Building product roadmaps
Product development methodologies
Building a business model canvas
Product launch
Understanding metrics and analytics
Business communication / Stakeholder engagement
Data Analytics

Acquire complete knowledge on making sense of data by building algorithms and adopting diverse techniques to discover trends that may get lost in the mass of information. Become a data analyst in 4 months via intensive training in:

Extracting data from databases
Extracting data from APIs
Extracting data using web scraping tools
Data cleaning and wrangling
Python programming fundamentals
Exploratory data analysis with NumPy and Pandas
Asking the right questions from data
Data visualization with PowerBI/Tableau
Identifying trends in data
Building and evaluating predictive models

Quality Assurance Testing

Master global standards and procedures for ensuring the best products and services are released into the market. In 6 months, you will learn:

Software development life cycle
Software testing — fundamental concepts and terminology
Software testing — types, hierarchy, and principles
Test documentation deep dive
Automated testing deep dive
API testing with Postman
Performance testing with JMeter
Web application testing with Selenium

Bulb Fellowship Eligibility
You must be a dedicated tech enthusiast.
You are between the ages of 18 and 30.
You must have a minimum of a university degree certificate.
You must have an NYSC discharge certificate.
You must have at least two guarantors, one relative and one non-relative.

Bulb Fellowship Benefits
Rapidly growing network: Gain access to on-call tech professionals and lifelong support and opportunities through friendships that may evolve into professional connections.
Obtain real work experience: Develop high-demand skills in the tech industry by completing group projects and working with fellows to develop valuable products.
Earn as you learn: Enroll in a fellowship program that simultaneously grooms and caters to you. Receive monthly stipends for your efforts as you build your tech career.
Flexible payment plans: Focus on acquiring all skills you need until you are hired without paying tuition. The Bulb’s tuition payment plan allows you to pay when you graduate and find a job. Alternatively, you can choose to pay upfront.

How to Apply for Bulb Fellowship
The application process is as follows:

Fill in the required information and submit your application
Pass a psychometric test.
Get invited for an interview.
Get a conditional offer.
Fill in your biodata form.
Get an unconditional offer.
Receive your laptop and start training.
Interested and qualified? Applications for the new cohort are currently ongoing!


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