Funzi delivers much needed vocational skills to job seekers on mobile with Jobberman Nigeria

Mobile learning service Funzi and Nigeria’s No. 1 recruitment website Jobberman have launched a vocational training program in Nigeria. The program aims to raise the skill level of talents in Nigeria, addressing the mismatch between job seekers’ skills and the job market’s requirements. This and future training programs aim to standardize many of the informal and certification-based job market sectors in Nigeria. 

The first program is Driver training. It’s initial goal is to train 3 000 certified premium drivers by the end of 2016. The use of modern technologies make the program faster, more scalable, and more efficient than possible with traditional training methods.

The newly-launched “Driver for the future” training program attracts and trains new talents to become premium drivers. The program focuses on building skills in the areas of safe and lawful driving, communication management as well as general car safety and maintenance – alongside developing an attitude of trust and integrity. Learners go through a blended learning model where taking and passing of an online course on the Funzi mobile learning service. After that they join a one-day group session at the Jobberman office. After passing the certification the learner is awarded with a certificate on successful completion of the program.

“Workcenta by Jobberman is very happy to have established this great partnership with Funzi. We are confident that through this partnership we can change the future of the blue-collar workspace, especially drivers. We are creating professionalism in a field that is otherwise considered mediocre. We look forward to working together with Funzi in creating success stories in Nigeria”, comments Iyeke Angela, Manager of Workcenta by Jobberman. 

“We are very excited about the partnership with Jobberman that provides training for the upskilling of the workforce and standardization of the job requirements in the Nigerian labor market”, adds Tero Salonen, CEO of Funzi and continues: “Our partnership with Jobberman is at the very core of what we want to achieve at Funzi, and we have great plans for the future. Both parties aim to enhance recruitment opportunities and enhance today’s labor market by upskilling talents and standardizing informal sector skill requirements.”

Jobberman is Nigeria’s No.1 recruitment website. Jobberman helps employers fill their vacancies quickly and cost-effectively by giving them access to the most relevant pool of qualified job-seekers.

Funzi is a pioneering mobile learning service from Finland that makes education accessible to everyone – for free. Funzi focuses on livelihood and health related topics: current courses include entrepreneurial and job seeking skills, that are available globally on any connected device at The lessons are delivered in bite-size chunks. The service has been designed mobile-first and aimed at users who want to learn new skills and knowledge. 

Further information:
Founder & CEO Tero Salonen,,  +358 40 506 2440
Twitter: @funzi

Manager Workcenta by Jobberman, Iyeke Angela,  +234  802  947 6384 &
Twitter: @Jobbermandotcom