Tosin Babasanya-Craig, Country Manager, Performance Fact Inc. facilitating one of the Alliance for Youth Nigeria sessions to equips youth across the country for employment.
BY CHIOMA UMEHA
The Alliance for Youth Nigeria has provided employment skills training to over 200 recent graduates across Nigeria. Building Winning Resumes, Career Positioning, Personal Brand Marketing, Personal Effectiveness, Time Management, and Starting the Career Journey were among the topics covered throughout the program. In addition, the top achievers will be offered internship and mentoring opportunities at the Alliance's six member companies.
At the conclusion of the course, certain participants had the rare opportunity to participate in employment interviews and placements, advancing their careers. The program, which began in August 2021, is a business-driven movement of organizations committed to collaborating to help young people across the country gain the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.
Nestlé Nigeria, Jobberman Nigeria, Sterling One Foundation, Big Bottling Company, the United Nations Global Compact Network Nigeria, and U-Connect HR Limited are members of the Alliance for Youth Nigeria, with Lagos State Employment Trust Fund and Activate Success International as partner organizations.
In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8 – to promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all by 2030 – the member and partner organizations have positioned themselves to invest in joint and individual projects to give young Nigerians meaningful work experience, internships, readiness-for-work training, and mentoring opportunities.