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5000 Youths For APC Youth Wing’s Workplace Readiness Training Skills

The All Progressives Congress (APC), National Youth Wing is set to empower over 5000 young individuals with essential workplace readiness and employability skills through its highly anticipated “Workplace Readiness and Employability Skills Training Program.” Themed “I AM EMPLOYABLE,” this transformative event is scheduled to take place from June 4 to June 7, 2024, in Abuja.

Prominent speakers for the event include E.G Jibola Ponnle, former CIPM CEO and immediate past Lagos State Commissioner for Training; Niyi Adesanya, CEO of FifthGear Plus and Management Consultant; and Morayo Afolabi-Brown, a respected media personality.

These professionals will be joined by an impressive lineup of trainers and facilitators such as Tosin Adesina, Yeye-Mides Fabanwo, Njuara Njama, Dare Akinlaja, Jide Jinadu, Funke Oluwatimilehin, Elizabeth Ajala, Akin Akinpelu, Soji Adeniyi, Sam Obafemi, Oluseye Taiwo Adepoju, Lesley George, Abiola Champ, Jeph Oluwagbemiga, Stephen Akintayo, and Bode Shogo.

The APC National Youth Wing ‘Workplace Readiness and Employability Skills Training Program’ (WREST) is an employment skills enhancement and office management skills training program that is designed to help young Nigerians aged 16 and above develop the core skills that employers desire, improving their ability to secure a job, retain employment, and move flexibly in the labour market.

This program, according to the APC National Youth Leader and initiator of the program, Dr. Dayo Israel, will equip participants with better personal-branding skills for effective CV and Resume presentation, core workplace skills, new ways of thinking and accomplishing tasks, as well as competitive ways of living in a global society.

“With the theme ‘I Am Employable’ this initiative forms one of our major efforts to build the economic capacity of young Nigerians and equip them with the necessary skills, knowledge, and opportunities to contribute meaningfully to their communities, with the underlying objective of contributing to our Nation’s structural transformation and economic growth by enhancing employability and labour productivity and reducing unemployment.”

This initiative is part of the APC National Youth Strategic Plan 2024-2027, reflecting Dr. Dayo Israel’s commitment to fostering youth empowerment and development through strategic initiatives and partnerships.

It underscores a strong dedication to youth capacity development, targeting youths, graduates, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members, and individuals transitioning careers, aiming to enhance their employability in today’s competitive job market.

According to the Convener, Dr Dayo Israel, ”Our primary goal with this program is to improve the economic capacity of young Nigerians, especially young progressives, by empowering them with the necessary core skills that will enhance their ability to secure a job, retain employment, and move flexibly in the labour market – Prepare Young People for the Workplace”.

Dr Israel further stated, “This initiative is a crucial step in our broader strategy to foster youth development and economic growth in Nigeria.”

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