Youths acquire employability and entrepreneurship skills in Port Harcourt




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Youths acquire employability and entrepreneurship skills in Port HarcourtIn furtherance of its commitment towards bridging the gap between and the job market, Aiki.ng, a job and employability portal powered by The Future Project and Microsoft, recently held an offline empowerment programmes in Harcourt, the Rivers capital. The Aiki.ng Employability & Entrepreneurship which was presented by Nigeria Dialogue, an organisation aims at fostering a generation of Nigerians are committed to solving problems wherever they find themselves.

Thousands of recent graduates, undergraduates and other youth across Rivers participated in the which featured hands-on sessions on skill acquisition, entrepreneurship, navigating the employment market and other practical needs.

Bukonla Adebakin, project associate for The Future Project said. “We empower young in the areas of career planning, skill acquisition, entrepreneurship development, job sourcing and small business sustainability and this project takes mission directly to youth across the country.”

Speakers at the included Director of Sahara Group, Tonye Cole; Chief Operating Officer of Red Media Africa, Adebola Williams; Founder of Nigeria Dialogue, Eniola Bankole, and -Harcourt-based speakers included the Head of Business Development at Suffix Nigeria, Toyin Yussuf and the chief officer of Esejets, Reke Okpanobo, as well as Comedian Dan’ D Humuorous took a session on ‘Entertainment as a Business’.[eap_ad_2] “Nigeria Dialogue is focused on driving the conversations and collaborations required to further the Nigerian project on a macro, intellectual level. However, we also understand the imperative of meeting the practical needs of Nigeria’s teaming youth population, and right now that’s jobs and enterprise. It was very productive to take the combined efforts of Nigerians in the Diaspora to empower young in the country,” Bankole, the Nigeria Dialogue founder said.

The event also featured artisan workshop where participants were divided into sessions for in different skills which include; pastry making, insecticide/soap manufacturing, makeup artistry and Ankara shoes and bags. Four secondary schools were present at the conference and received free Mathematics and English text books from Nigeria Dialogue to help in their academics.[eap_ad_3]