New Years’ come with blank pages and we have to put words on them and make them bestselling. Note: This isn’t the regular New Year new me quote because we are taking an unusual route, daring and adventurous. Some of our 2020 vision are;
Building Solutions (We will launch solutions whose tentacles will spread across Africa).
We are currently working with partners on ways to help SMEs grow. We are developing and supporting innovations with the potential to solve core African problems using emerging technology like big data, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence.
In line with our foremost tagline “innovative,” JD Lab will be launching a state of the art technology hub, focused on emerging digital, creative and innovative social solutions with technology to solve our most pressing problems as a society. It’s our desire to support innovative ideas in Africa, the hub will have shared office spaces, capacity building programs, incubation, business development support, mentorship, access to funds and market penetration for increased traction and revenue among other things.
Human Capital Development
We believe in people and the people that make an organization run are an asset to be invested in. We have a human capital plan which includes and not limited to;
Core training package – The training focuses on core competencies needed to place us among the top 10 software firms in Africa.
Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) – Our employees will have a rich retirement plan.
Health Insurance Scheme – The health scheme will cover laboratory, pharmacy, and some other bills.
Consultancy, Collaboration & Partnership (CCP)
This is a vision that will never be omitted and this is because collaboration and strategic partnerships are fundamental to improving business outcomes. In the past, we have struck more than 15 partnerships (with Remita, Lusaworks , Interswitch, Access Bank, MBS Aminato Investment and many more) and strategic alliances that brought innovation and improved our services.
We will never quit partnering and collaborating with small, medium or large organizations (Private, Public, NGO’s) as long as they have a vision that seems impossible to achieve. A “do-it-alone” approach is not the best strategy for growth.
JD Lab Academy
Our Academy has coached people to be better innovators but we are nevertheless working on enhancing our Academy certification training programs so that “JD Lab Academy Certificate” becomes a standard certificate that everyone will have a strong desire to obtain.
We will be hosting boot camps for students in Tertiary Institutions within and outside Niger State, and of course, there will be awards to reinforce those with outstanding skills. Also, there will be online bootcamps in collaboration with Google Developer Group (GDG) Minna, and other sister community meetup programmes.
TechKnowKidsNG (TKK) 2020
TKK is our annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for secondary school kids between the ages of 8-16 years, they learn teamwork, leadership, and basic coding skills. For this year we will use a different strategy to accomplish TKK2020.
Training and development is a continuous process, by training, people can learn new information, new methodology and refresh their existing knowledge and skills. We offer training for individuals (kids, school leavers, graduate, and undergraduate), public and private sectors, some training will be free and some will be at a discounted rate.
We have had giant success in training Micro Finance Institutions to scale up operations with modern tools, some of our training includes digital marketing, graphics design, web development, project management, etc. Remember, you cannot do today’s job with yesterday’s methods and still be in business tomorrow. Learn a skill, register via www.academy.jdlab.ng.
Fuel our Drive
We will also have a monthly theme that will fuel and drive us to success. The theme for this month is ‘JUST START’’, so stay updated with our activities and get inspired, follow us on our social media handles, subscribe to our newsletter and visit our website www.jdlab.ng
Finally, I and my team are always ready to pick up the ball and run with it. We will serve you, and your organization better this year and beyond. Happy New Year.
Abdulkadir Suleiman Lapai
PRESIDENT/ CEO JD LAB