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Groups train NYSC members, graduates on management skills

By Guardian Nigeria
13 September 2022   |   3:35 am
Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) in collaboration with Parthian partners, GB Foods, Mastercard and Lagos Business School, has trained members of the National Youth Service Corps...

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Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) in collaboration with Parthian partners, GB Foods, Mastercard and Lagos Business School, has trained members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and some graduates on management skills to reduce unemployment in the country.

 
According to JAN, the programme, which was the 22nd edition and funded by the groups, was implemented via its yearly ‘Venture in Management Programme (VIMP)’ held in Lagos Business School recently, to equip young people with the mindset and skills needed to enable them to build thriving communities, while proffering sustainable solutions to contemporary problems.
 
Over 100 selected members of the NYSC were equipped with different business management skills and the strategies required in making crucial business decisions.
 
The programme, according to JAN, was implemented in a hybrid mode as an opportunity to reach more graduates while industry business leaders shared practical experience to prepare future business leaders for the responsibilities, opportunities and demands of tomorrow’s business world. 
   
Commenting on the programme, the Executive Director, JAN, Foluso Gbadamosi, said: “Youth unemployment and the need for young people to be self-sustaining and prepared for the world of work are some of the challenges facing our society today.
 
“It is imperative that we expose young people to what they require to succeed, reduce the rate of unemployment, as well as build a sustainable future. 
 
“One of the major highlights of this programme is a career fair, where we connected the participants with top organisations. We have recorded success stories through this career fair. I, therefore, use this opportunity to call for more support as we continue to prepare more young people to succeed in a global economy,” she said.
   
Also, Temilade Adelakun, who was recognised as the most outstanding female participant, said: “Being a VIMP 2022 participant was transformational for me. I have always wanted to have a taste of what an MBA looks and feels like.

VIMP gave me this experience and much more. We analysed and brainstormed case studies that relate to the local problems we experience in Nigeria. We had lecturers from Lagos Business School faculty lecture us on relevant business and career topics.”
 
Similarly, the most outstanding male participant, Christian Agu, said: “My experience at VIMP was transforming, life-changing and divine. I had a mind shift and the best time of my life.I sat under the same roof with scholars and the brightest minds in the world creating solutions to Africa’s problems. After VIMP, my life and approach to work changed, I saw my job as a way to make people’s lives better and also serve God.”

 

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