MTN Nigeria CEO, Karl Toriola Names Skills That Are No Longer Relevant in 2022

MTN Nigeria CEO, Karl Toriola Names Skills That Are No Longer Relevant in 2022

  • The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria, Karl Toriola, has identified employers' demands in the job market
  • Toriola said the in-demand jobs now are no longer engineering or accounting as technology has made the irrelevant in 2022
  • He identified robotics, content creation and Artificial Intelligence as areas employers are interested in

MTN's Chief Executive Officer, Karl Toriola, has named skills employers would look out for in the future.

Toriola said that technology would continue to render many skills irrelevant as Artificial Intelligence takes over humans' jobs and does them better and faster.

MTN Nigeria, Karl Toriola
MTN Nigeria Chief Executive Officer, Karl Toriola
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He said AI would carry out complex and difficult tasks better and faster than humans could have done them.

Particularly, the MTN chief said that accounting and engineering skills are becoming outdated as apps and AI have taken over those roles previously performed by humans.

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He also identified robotics as a critical area of work in the future, saying that the more skilled employees are in those fields, the more employable they will be.

The telco giant's helmsman mentioned contention as another area that will continue to be relevant due increasing demand for entertainment online.

Toriola told Nairametrics that those studying accounting must update their skills as they will be obsolete soon.

MTN offers N68 million in grant and training to business owners on Blow My Hustle reported that on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, MTN Nigeria started a new campaign it calls MTN Pulse Blow My Hustle to give N68 million in grants, including training to entrepreneurs.

The telecoms giant has rolled out different programmes in the past via its MTN Foundation to support Nigerian businesses and entrepreneurs. Still, the latest campaign aims at selecting 100 small businesses and start-ups that would undergo mentorship and training.

Only 20 businesses will qualify for the grant. At a press briefing in Lagos, Adia Sowho, MTN’s Chief Marketing Officer said the campaign shows that the company has a passion for young people that aligns with people and aims to connect with them.


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