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Avant Halogen tasks youths on employability, multiple skills

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Avant Halogen has urged Nigeria’s growing youth population to acquire multiple skills in order to fit into the global knowledge economy.

The company, which recently hosted a free ‘Career Fair’, attended by over 200 job seekers, said only those with multiple skills, self-development and constant desire to learn new things, will access new jobs of the future and function optimally.

Chief Operating Officer, Academy Halogen, Dr Wale Adeagbo, who spoke at the event, expressed hope that with such open career-nurturing platform, Nigerian graduates will be able to learn important employability skills for career advancement.

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He reminded the participants the importance of consistent trainings and self-development, adding that it is key to getting desired jobs.

He said it is important for job seekers to indulge in critical thinking and market analysis before choosing career path, owing to the disruptive innovations, which are taking many people out of jobs.

Head of Business, Avant Halogen, Chigbo Okeke described the fair as a platform to learn and opportunity for potential employees to interface with representatives of the companies available for better job placement and career development.

Okeke, who spoke explicitly about the goal of the programme revealed that the career fair was put together because Avant Halogen is concerned about human capital development.

Founder, The Nehemiah Place, Niyi Aromolaran, who spoke on the theme, ‘Ready for the future,” challenged participants to be future best fit.

He advised participants to imbibe social and business etiquettes, saying it is essential to relationship building and management within and beyond their local environment.

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Aromolaran advocated mental, psychological and emotional alertness as basic requirements for securing job for the future.

He stated that results of the sacrifices they make to build their career would only be theirs when they are physically agile, stating that physical strength helps thinking capacity and elongates lifespan.

Also, Group Head, Human Resources, Troyka Group, Mrs. Adora Neboh pointed that it is important for everyone who works to take care of their body.

She further challenged the participants to prepare their mind for lifelong learning in their career. She noted that degrees are not important as acquired values and skills, adding that values created will open doors at any point in time.

Additionally, Halogen Group Head, Human Capital, Kenneth Nta noted that it was important for the youth to see that the opportunities are enormous out there.


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