Blakskill Limited, a digital solution provider into talent sourcing, has launched an academy to prepare African youths for the 21st century workplace.
The newly launched Blakskill Academy is a pioneering initiative set to redefine the career trajectory of talents across Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa.
With the goal of enhancing employability in the 21st century workplace, the Blakskill Academy focuses on providing essential skills needed to thrive in the ever-changing global talent landscape.
Olugbenga Omojola, CEO of Blakskill, said the academy is a testament to his organisation’s commitment to personal and professional growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“We believe that by investing in skills development and nurturing talents, we can unlock the region’s potential and drive positive change,” he said in a statement.
He noted that at the heart of the academy is the Blakskill School of Employability Studies (BSES), noting that the ﬂaship programme is strategically designed to cater to the needs of universities and polytechnics graduates, particularly those that are currently unemployed or underemployed.
“BSES aims to equip these graduates with the critical competencies essential for securin, retaining, and excelling in gainful employment opportunities globally.”
Michael Alasa, COO of Blakskil, said, “BSES is not just about acquiring skills and transforming careers. We want to provide young professionals with the tools they need to accelerate their careers and stand out in a competitive job market.”
According to him, the impact of the BSES project extends far beyond individual careers. He noted that by grooming a skilled and empowered workforce, Blakskill Academy initiative aligns seamlessly with Nigeria’s and SSA’s broader economic development goals.
“A highly skilled workforce not only attracts investment but also fuels economic growth and innovation, ultimately contributing to the region’s prosperity.”
He noted that Blakskill’s journey is more than just a business venture, stating it is a commitment to social responsibility. “Through initiatives like Blakskill Academy, the company seeks to create lasting and positive change, leaving an indelible mark on the communities it serves.”
The academy is gearing up to launch its maiden BSES cohort 1, in October 2023. “The stage is set for a transformative revolution in the career paths of young professionals. This initiative promises to be a game-changer, offering a brighter and more promising future for talents in Nigeria and across Sub-Saharan Africa.”