• Thursday, July 18, 2024
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Ganduje, Sanwo-Olu, others to launch APC’s enterprise skill development programme

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In line with its mission to promote youth self-sufficiency and social justice, the All Progressives Congress (APC) through its Youth Wing is set to host the inaugural Enterprise-Skills Development Training (EDET) Program.

This intensive entrepreneurship skills training is designed to support both aspiring and existing business owners and is scheduled for July 8th to 12th, 2024, as part of its four-year strategic plan to drive youth self-sufficiency and promote social justice among young people.

According to a statement from APC National Youth Leader, Dayo Israel, the first Progressives Enterprise-Skills Development Training Programme will host over 1,000 live participants and more than 3,000 virtual participants from across Nigeria over the five-day period.

Delivered in a highly interactive, action-oriented workshop style, the programme includes lectures, case studies, team exercises, and coaching from experienced entrepreneurs.

Participants will engage in case discussions, experience sharing, and teamwork to develop a comprehensive understanding of what is required to build and sustain new businesses and drive successful innovations, whether within established firms or new SME ventures.

The programme content spans multiple industries, including the freelance economy, fast-moving consumer goods, e-commerce, mini-importation, consumer packaged goods, agriculture, media and entertainment, ICT, hospitality, professional services, and logistics.

The training will be inaugurated by Ganduje, alongside members of the NWC. Cabinet Ministers, other APC’s state Governors will also be in attendance, with Lagos State Governor and Chairman of the Southwest Governors Forum, Babajide Sanwoolu, serving as the chief host.

Speaking on the program, the party’s national youth leader, Israel, stated that initiative is dedicated to fostering the development of young leaders and entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

“Through various initiatives and training programs, the APC Youth Wing aims to empower the youth with the skills and knowledge required to contribute positively to the nation’s economy and development.”

The EDET Program aims to provide participants with a comprehensive toolkit that extends beyond ideation, offering proven techniques for starting, scaling, and innovating businesses of all sizes.

Participants will learn to think like entrepreneurs and act like innovators, gaining critical skills for success across various industries.

The programme also includes in-depth fireside chats with successful entrepreneurs, founders, start-ups, and established venture capitalists.

A highlight of the programme is a pitch competition offering seed funding of $5,000 for the winner and $3,000 for the runner-up.