The youth unemployment rate in Nigeria has steadily risen from an average of 12.3% in 2006 to 23.19% in 2018. Since almost half of Nigeria’s population lives in extreme poverty, this continuous increase in unemployment should be given more focus and response. With this in mind, vocational education, particularly skills to employment, plays a critical role in alleviating the burden of unemployment and poverty.
United Way Greater Nigeria’s Skills to Employment Program is designed to recruit 100 lower-middle-income Nigerian youth who will participate in a free 10 week (only Saturdays) digital and soft skills training followed by a mandatory 6 – 8 weeks internship program in reputable organizations.
Participants are given the option to pick a preferred digital skill from the available skill (Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, and Front End Web design). Participants will be supported by mentors to guide, facilitate and support their training.
The training is scheduled to begin in August in Lagos, Nigeria.
Participant demographics fulfill the following criteria:
- Age: Youth between the ages of 18-30 years
- Gender: Male and Female
- Minimum Education: Senior Secondary School Certificate
- Income Level: Lower middle-income
- Residency: Lagos State
- Citizenship: Nigerian
Phone number: 07063363903
Email address: [email protected]
Registration link: www.unitedwayng/skillstoemployment
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