Over 5000 Youth To Gain Employability Skills Through APC Youth Wing’s Workplace Readiness Training

The APC National Youth Wing is set to empower over 5000 young individuals with essential workplace readiness and employability skills through its highly anticipated "Workplace Readiness and Employability Skills Training Program." Themed "I AM EMPLOYABLE," this transformative event is scheduled to take place from June 4th to June 7th, 2024, in Abuja.

Prominent speakers for the event include E.G Jibola Ponnle, former CIPM CEO and immediate past Lagos Commissioner for Training; Niyi Adesanya, CEO of FifthGear Plus and Management Consultant; and Morayo Afolabi-Brown, a respected media personality. These distinguished professionals will be joined by an impressive lineup of trainers and facilitators such as Tosin Adesina, Yeye-Mides Fabanwo, Njuara Njama, Dare Akinlaja, Jide Jinadu, Funke Oluwatimilehin, Elizabeth Ajala, Akin Akinpelu, Soji Adeniyi, Sam Obafemi, Oluseye Taiwo Adepoju, Lesley George, Abiola Champ, Jeph Oluwagbemiga, Stephen Akintayo, and Bode Shogo.

The APC National Youth Wing ‘Workplace Readiness and Employability Skills Training Program’ (WREST) is an employment skills enhancement and office management skills training program that is designed to help young Nigerians aged 16 and above develop the core skills that employers desire, improving their ability to secure a job, retain employment, and move flexibly in the labor market. This program will equip participants with better personal-branding skills for effective CV and Resume presentation, core workplace skills, new ways of thinking and accomplishing tasks, as well as competitive ways of living in a global society.

With the theme ‘I Am Employable’ this initiative forms one of our major efforts to build the economic capacity of young Nigerians and equip them with the necessary skills, knowledge, and opportunities to contribute meaningfully to their communities, with the underlying objective of contributing to our Nation’s structural transformation and economic growth by enhancing employability and labor productivity and reducing unemployment.

This initiative is part of the APC National Youth Strategic Plan 2024-2027, reflecting Dr. Dayo Israel’s commitment to fostering youth empowerment and development through strategic initiatives and partnerships. It underscores a strong dedication to youth capacity development, targeting youths, graduates, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members, and individuals transitioning careers, aiming to enhance their employability in today's competitive job market.

According to APC National Youth Leader and Training Convener, Dr. Dayo Israel, ” Our primary goal with this program is to improve the economic capacity of young Nigerians, especially young progressives, by empowering them with the necessary core skills that will enhance their ability to secure a job, retain employment, and move flexibly in the labor market - Prepare Young People for the Workplace”.

 Dr. Dayo Israel further stated that  “This initiative is a crucial step in our broader strategy to foster youth development and economic growth in Nigeria.”

Interested individuals can register for the event at the following link at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5xNi_PFJVZhv_ulDVbhsGsS0AnftWE-ShawJw2GZFvGs1Dg/viewform

This program promises to be a transformative experience, providing attendees with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the modern workplace.