Lagos, Nigeria – 11 November 2021
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 contributive 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