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EnterpriseNGR boosts youth employability skills

EnterpriseNGR, a professional advocacy group is set to launch its Youth of Enterprise (YOE) in a bid to address Nigeria’s rising youth unemployment and enhance their productive capacities.

According to a press statement by the organisation, about 55 percent of unemployed Nigerians are youth aged 15-34 years and this is indicative of an apparent gap in youth employability that needs to be addressed.

“Through the YOE internship programme, EnterpriseNGR seeks to improve the employability of Nigerian youth. The programme aims to improve the skillsets, professional competence and employability of young graduates,” the statement said.

It added that “participants will obtain invaluable workplace experience and networking opportunities which will position them for meaningful career journeys,” during the launch slated for May 12, 2022.

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On the difficulty young face in finding jobs, Obi Ibekwe, CEO at EnterpriseNGR said “with YOE, this will be a thing of the past, as the platform was leveraging its reach to raise a network of premium organisations that are willing to offer internship opportunities to young Nigerian graduates.”

“They will also be able to cost-efficiently build a pipeline of entry-level talent, reduce the size and scope of their orientation programs and improve the performance of their organisations by infusing fresh academic knowledge, digitization and innovation into their systems.”

The programme is a paid six-month internship that offers Nigerian youth the perfect opportunity to re-invent themselves and “Greenstart” their careers.

“For our Nigerian youth, YOE is your one-stop-shop for exploring pathways to the career of your dream,” Ibekwe said.

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