The rate of unemployment in Nigeria exceeds the 50% mark and Nigerians between the ages of 22 and 45 years old constitute the majority of this unemployed market.
Nigeria Dialogue believes creating job opportunities and facilitating adequate training is a fundamental way of reducing joblessness and develop the Nigerian economy; hence we are working with AIKI Nigeria creating SME’s and micro entrepreneurs, developing micro skills such as Baking, Soap making, Air freshener production, Production of Cosmetic and Beauty products, Leather works, amongst others, because these skills have no “formal education” barrier.
The event in Port Harcourt is the AIKI Job and Skill Acquisition fair presented by Nigeria Dialogue, The Future Project and Microsoft with Cool FM and Wazobia as Media partners. This project is a major intervention to reduce the steadily growing unemployment rate in Nigeria. It will focus on training and skill development and the target audience will consist of youths between ages of 18 – 35 years old.
The event is delivered in three phases – Conference, Skills acquisition Trainings and Secondary Schools visit.
The participants will gain the following from the event:
A.) Learn how to position themselves for employment in Nigeria and within the global market – they will be taught the following:
- The art of critical thinking
- CV coaching clinic
- Interview techniques
- How to prepare yourself for the global market place
B.) Entrepreneurship training – participants will learn the following:
- How to identify a business idea
- How to write a business plan
- Start ups and starting out
- How to raise funds for your ideas
- How to attract investors
C.) Secondary Schools tour would focus on three schools where the Founder of Nigeria Dialogue will present School Books to support the students and help set up a thriving school library.
How can you get involved:
Every good hearted Nigerian is welcomed to support us. You can become a Nigeria Dialogue partner by volunteering your skills, donating books and by donating money to Nigeria Dialogue. We are conscious of the fact that without partnership we won’t go very far but with your support we can impact and change the lives of millions of Nigerians at home and around the globe. Partnership isn’t just a word that we throw around, it is our core value!
Date: 26 July, 2014.
Venue: Atrium Hall, Stadium Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.