29th April, 2011
The Job Ready Programme, an award winning programme run by Futureversity UK, will be coming to Lagos next month.
This will be facilitated by the Lagos Empowerment And Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N) and Engage Skills, two Lagos -based NGOs committed to youth development.
The Programme will run three days a week for 11 weeks, with a two-week work placement. Sessions are in the form of workshops, role plays, team challenges and a host of other interactive activities.
The course according to a press release signed by the Project Manager of L.E.A.R.N, Mrs. Bisi Awoyomi, is accredited by the National Open College Network UK, thereby providing an opportunity for young people to include the qualification in their Curriculum Vitae.
After the course, organisers will continue to work with them until such participants find either a job or training towards a job.
The programme will be run in conjunction with a number of corporate organisations that will provide real work experiences with the young people. They will be able to see what a work place environment is like from the eyes of corporate professionals.
They would also teach them the skills they need to prepare for the world of work. The course would also help them with their basic literacy skills, communication skills, CV writing, interview techniques and IT skills amongst other things.
L.E.A.R.N is a non-profit organisation committed to grooming youths to be confident, self-sufficient and socially responsive.
This initiative of Mrs. Abimbola Fashola, First Lady of Lagos State was established in 2007, with the vision of â€œigniting a passion for learning in the youths by creating alternative platforms for education in a dynamic and exciting learning environment.
Engage skills is a young people focused organisation just setting up shop in Nigeria. They have pledged a strong commitment to young people and their educational developmental needs to prepare them for the future.
They have established strong ties with Futureversity UK to bring this timely intervention to our teeming mass of young people here in Nigeria