About the initiative

  • Empower
  • Educate
  • Employer

MTN can only flourish when the communities and ecosystems in which it operates are thriving & growing. In all we do, we strive to leverage our core capabilities to enable the socio-economic development of the communities within which we operate.

In alignment with the African Union’s Digital Transformation Strategy for Africa and MTN’s Ambition 2025 strategy, we have launched MTN’s Skills Academy as part of the shift in our Corporate Social Investment towards Digital Skills for Digital Jobs with a view to reach 1 million people by 2025.

The MTN Skills Academy aims to provide access to digital and financial skills training across Africa. By bridging the gap between high demand and low supply, we aim to increase digital skills among young Africans, and increase employment opportunities.

Intended Impact

500 000

Career Guidance

75 000

Digital & financial skills training

150 000

Job readiness & mentorship

Digital skills programmes linked to digital jobs

By understanding the current digital economy, the Skills Academy is focusing on offering training and skills development that meets the current needs of employers and employment opportunities across Africa.

We work with various partners to stay up-to-date on the changing digital landscape, and offer content and courses that have been specifically curated with this in mind

The MTN Skills Academy is:

  • Designed on ‘inclusion for all’ principles.
  • Demand-based.
  • Ranges from foundational & basic skills, to intermediary and advanced
  • Country-specific
  • Works in collaboration with global and local partners
  • Free to use

About MTN

MTN is a pan-African mobile operator with the strategic intent of ‘Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress’. Inspired by Africa’s potential, we are committed to bridging the digital divide, furthering financial inclusion and advancing the attainment of the UN SDGs through our core business activities and our support to our communities and stakeholders.

Our Partners

If you wish to partner with us on this initiative, send an email to csi@mtn.com