Over 5,700 youth have registered to participate in the skills training program organized by the Alliance for Youth Nigeria.
5,000 of them will be selected to take part in the training covering soft and digital skills to prepare them for the world of work.
While all participants will get to meet Industry Leaders from member companies, the best performers will benefit from internship and mentoring opportunities in the six companies who form part of the Alliance.
Launched in August 2021, the Alliance for Youth Nigeria is a business-driven movement of like-minded organizations passionate about working together to help young people around the country get the necessary skills to thrive in the world of work, today and tomorrow.
The Alliance believes that accelerating and increasing investments in youth as well as creating direct opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship will go a long way towards tackling the current social and economic challenges posed by high youth unemployment in the country.
Members of the Alliance for Youth Nigeria include Nestlé Nigeria, Jobberman Nigeria, Sterling One Foundation, Big Bottling Company, the United Nations Global Compact Network Nigeria and U-Connect HR Limited.
They 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 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 skills training program is the first of various initiatives planned to attain the Alliance for Youth Nigeria’s target of reaching more than 250,000 young Nigerians with employability and entrepreneurial skills to enable them secure gainful employment or set up businesses of their own within the next 3 years.
Participants will be upskilled in Personal Effectiveness and Time Management, Effective Communication, Business Etiquette, Employability Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Critical Thinking, Idea Generation, Problem Solving and Creativity among others.
With the kick-off of this first initiative, the Alliance for Youth Nigeria has taken the first step on the journey towards providing 250,000 young Nigerians with the right opportunities and skills to attain their highest potential as productive and contributing members of society.
Together, members of the Alliance pledge to continue to drive concrete actions to provide solutions for measurable change in the future of the Nigerian Youth.
To sign up for The Alliance for Youth – Nigeria as an organization OR for additional information or interview requests, send an email to Corporate.Communications@NG.nestle.com.
Nestlé Nigeria is one of the largest food and beverage companies in Africa. For over 59 years, the company has been delighting consumers around Nigeria by consistently delivering high quality nutritious food.
With a staff strength of over 2,200 direct employees, 3 manufacturing sites, 7 branch offices and a head office located in Lagos, the company produces and markets several iconic brands including NESTLÉ PURELIFE, GOLDEN MORN, MILO, MAGGI and NESCAFÉ.
The Big Bottling Company Limited, makers of Big Cola and other carbonated soft drink flavors is an indigenous glocal company set up to manufacture premium quality soft drinks that are excellent in taste and very big on value. BBC started operations in 2015 and has continued to grow in leaps and bounds annually.
BBC’s partnership with Laliga attests to the brand’s deliberate commitments not only to scintillating the teeming consumers taste buds but also associating with the most loved game in the country at the international stage.
Founded in 2009, Jobberman is an online platform that provides training and placement for jobseekers, as well as the best selection of candidates for companies hiring.
It is the single largest job placement website in sub-Saharan Africa and has the vision to become the leading source of talent in every market it operates in by simplifying job searching and talent acquisition; matching the right set of skills with employer’s needs.