After Germany, Czech Republic Opens New Portal to Attract 1 Million Nigerians, Other Tech Talents

After Germany, Czech Republic Opens New Portal to Attract 1 Million Nigerians, Other Tech Talents

  • The Czech Republic has opened a portal to recruit one million foreign tech talents into the country 
  • The country said it aims to upskill about one million individuals in deep-tech in the next 12 months
  • The recruitment portal provides a thorough guide for foreign professionals and covers a broad range of jobs and life in the country

Authorities in the Czech Republic have launched a new portal, Work in Czechia, to attract foreign talents and boost the country’s skilled labour force.

A recent report said the initiative aligns with the European Institute for Innovation and Technology’s Deep Tech Talent Initiative and seeks to upskill about one million individuals in deep tech fields by 2025.

Czech launches portal to lure Nigerians and other tech talents
The administration of Petr Pavel, the president of the Czech Republic, launches a new portal to recruit talents Credit: picture alliance / Contributor
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Czech Republic’s labour market

The Czech Republic has been actively inviting foreign professionals with capabilities and ambition to contribute to its economy.

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According to reports, the country is actively coordinating with other European countries to recruit tech talents.

The Czech Republic has a labour market with different sectors, which provides international workers with opportunities for career advancement and personal growth.

The country also has a network of local and international firms and startups.

The recruitment portal provides a thorough guide for foreign professionals. It covers a broad range of jobs and life in the country, including detailed information on visa and immigration procedures and tips for cultural engagements. 

The head of the CzechInvest agency, Jan Michal, stressed that the portal offers various opportunities, especially in the tech sector.

The platform also provides guidelines on navigating the visa process, facilitating the integration of foreigners into the country’s workforce.

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Reports also indicated that in 2022, the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) launched the Deep Tech Initiative to target the upskilling of one million persons in deep tech fields in three years.

EU’s initiative to train millions in tech

The scheme was designed to close the talent gap by fostering a robust pool of deep-tech professionals throughout Europe.

The EIT has been providing courses focused on developing and expanding deep tech.

The development comes barely a week after Germany made a similar move, providing a new portal for recruiting international skilled labour.

Germany announces new visa option for Nigerians 

An earlier report by disclosed that the government of Germany launched a portal for Nigerians to apply for an opportunity card, which gives skilled Nigerians a chance to relocate and work. 

The opportunity card aims to attract skilled workers from non-European Union (EU) countries, including Nigeria.

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It is a type of residence permit that allows individuals from third countries — nations outside the EU — to enter Germany to seek employment. 

The recent Japa trend in Nigeria targeted tech talents mainly, providing opportunities for them to move abroad, especially to Canada and the UK.

Travel experts order caution

A travel expert, Henry Uche, the CEO of Goodwinds and Travel Agency, asked Nigerians seeking to emigrate to exercise caution in taking up any jobs abroad.

He cited the soured experiences of those lured with juicy offers but later stranded due to disappointments.

“Right, many Nigerians are stranded abroad because they were not properly advised. This is not to discourage anyone wishing to travel but to exercise caution.
“Look at the offers you are given very well and ensure it is not bogus so you don’t end up in a slave camp of a job.”

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'Selective' UAE courting US, not China, on AI: minister earlier reported that the United Kingdom Home Office announced on Monday, January 1, 2024, that it had commenced the implementation of its policy barring Nigerian students and other international students from bringing dependents via its study route.

In a post on social media, the Home Office repeated that only those on postgraduate research or government-sponsored scholarship students would be allowed to bring dependents.

In May 2023, the UK put in place a law stopping international students in the country from bringing family as dependents except under certain circumstances.

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