Do I Need a University Degree to Become a Web Designer?

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The short answer here is , “NO”. You do not need to have a university degree to become a web designer. Neither is it an obligation to attend formal education to become a web designer.

There are more than enough resources online that can teach you whatever you desire to learn in the field of digital technology. In fact, no university in the world measures or teaches what you can learn online.

The internet is the highest institution of learning on the planet earth, without a competitor.

One thing you have to note here is that since tech skills are mostly practical, your level of expertise or know-how then lies on what you can do, rather than on what educational qualification you have.

In some instances, though, some employers may put educational qualification as one of their requirements when recruiting web designers, but this is not always the case, as more emphasis is usually laid on practical skills.

The challenge, however, lies in the fact that you need to work very hard, and to possess great computer skills to be able to navigate the internet and have what will take you to your desired level.

Personally, most of us at Winners Tech Institute have never attended any formal education on digital technology, to reach the level we are today (this is a similar story for all tech giants around the world), but have become some of the finest digital tech experts in the country.

Recently (2020), the CEO of Winners Tech Institute, Njofie Wilson, won two national prestigious awards: Cameroon’s best Digital Entrepreneur, and Cameroon’s Best Tech Impact Promoter. 

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Njofie Alain

Alain is a tech enthusiast who loves exploring digital tools and platforms. His extensive work in the digital field has set him apart as one of the top digital marketing experts in Cameroon and Africa. He has exceptional copywriting and web development skills. He is Co-Founder and COO of Afritech Academy and loves writing about interesting topics in tech.