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Junior Achievement Nigeria organises MBA training for NYSC members


Junior Achievement Nigeria has concluded plans to organise a mini-MBA training programme for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members, to introduce them to different facets of managing a business, making crucial business decisions, and developing skills for management.

The mini-MBA programme, tagged Venture in Management Programme (ViMP) is being organised by Junior Achievement Nigeria in collaboration with the Lagos Business School (LBS). It is a weeklong programme with intensive interactive sessions, including stimulating classroom sessions, case studies, panel discussions, networking, study groups, guest speakers and recreation, culminating in a strategy workshop, during which the participants will present solutions to real world case studies.

Selected corps members participating in the training will have an opportunity to increase their value, as the programme will make them more employable on completion of their NYSC programme.

VimP will include case studies focusing on business ethics, accounting and finance, marketing, social strategy, social enterprise, general management, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

Corps members intending to pursue careers in business management and administration will be tutored on best practices in steering businesses towards profitability and sustenance.

The programme also includes a private job fair where participants will be opportune to meet with prospective employers. This is expected to culminate into job offers for some of the participating youth corps members.

For other corps members with entrepreneurial inclinations, the Mini-MBA training will bolster their capacity to set up their businesses, managing the business, stimulating growth, and keeping it sustainable in the face of harsh economic conditions.

This year’s edition of the training holds March 6 to 12, 2016, and interested serving NYSC members are encouraged to apply through Junior Achievement Nigeria’s website at www.ja-nigeria.org before the January 30, 2016 deadline. Programme costs, accommodation, housing and transportation are provided for selected participants by JAN.

The organisation since inception in 1999, has reached over 600,000 students; trained over 1,500 volunteers across Nigeria and aims to impact 1 million lives by 2020. The 2016 edition of its Mini-MBA training programme is expected to bolster its reach towards achieving its goal of reaching as many Nigerians as possible.