In fulfilment of its commitment to youth development and empowerment, Etisalat, recently hosted the 2012 Batch C members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Lagos and Abuja at the second edition of the 2012 Mind-the-Gap Career Summit sponsored by Etisalat. The session was designed by e-Green Services for national manpower development.
Tagged: 9ja Career Summit, the session which had the theme, “Financial Intelligence: An Important Skill for Entrepreneurship Development,” was enlightening and motivational and served as a platform to teach and enhance skill acquisition, entrepreneur ability, capacity building and career focus for corps members who are set to compete for space in the highly competitive Nigerian labour market.
Manager Youth Segment, Etisalat, Mr. Idiare Atimomo said the Mind-the-gap Career Summit is one of the platforms Etisalat uses to build and develop corps members as they enter the labour market. “Etisalat’s support for the career mentoring programme is a demonstration of our continuous commitment to youth development in the country. We are aware of the difficulties and challenges youths face in the country and this is why we will always continue to give them practical experience of work place realities that will not only make them better equipped, but also help them to compete in the global economic arena,” he said.
Mr. Tayo Olosunde of e-Green services said Etisalat was a natural choice for a partner as “Mind-the-Gap” sought a brand that believed in the Nigerian youth.
The Lagos NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi expressed delight at the turnout of corps members at the summit, and also thanked Etisalat for supporting the cause.
She hailed the Etisalat/e-Green Service partnership, and urged the corps members to put to use what they learnt at the summit.
Etisalat has continued to register its support for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)’s programmes through active sponsorship of major events which have contributed to a successful completion of the three weeks orientation camp for corps members. The telecommunications company commenced its partnership with E-Green Services in 2012 and has in recent times sponsored orientation programmes such as welcome party, campfire night, career day at the Lagos and Abuja camps.