Microsoft in partnership with The Chosen Breed, Jobberman and Endive Project is set to showcase over 10,000 job openings for Nigerian youths at Career and Employment Fair 2015.
The Career & Employment Fair is aimed at creating an avenue, where potential job seekers meet with career experts and recruiters, to understand the job market, be positioned and take advantage of available jobs. It provides highly practicable learning opportunities, on the spot job assessment for attendees and networking opportunities for both job seekers and recruiters.
Career and Employment Fair 2015 has been slated to hold May 9, 2015 in Ikeja, Lagos. Other partners includes Fistolas and The Lighthouse.
Speaking on the job fair, Patrick Onwumere, Director, Education and Citizenship, Microsoft Nigeria, said: “Empowering young people and fostering the development of 21st Century skills for this generation is not only our work at Microsoft, it is our passion.
Our employability program in partnership with the Future Project and Jobberman has trained over 63,000 people in two years, this initiative is one of our efforts to place more and more people into jobs and fight unemployment.”
According to Ayo Daniels, founder of The Lighthouse, “We are called to resolve societal issues and we will not relent in creating opportunities for the youths of Nigeria through our various empowerment initiatives,” he said.
Anieti Ukpe, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fistolas Limited, emphasized the opportunity available for job seekers to improve their employability by developing transferable skills that employers are looking for in this current economy.
In his words, “Our support for this initiative is in line with our commitment to empower Nigerian Youths. In the past three years, Fistolas Limited has conducted and managed Mobil Producing Nigeria’s Scholarship program to help young people access the best education, and has also been conducting Outcomes-based Competency Assessor Training for Competency Assessors in ExxonMobil, Bourbon Interoil Nigeria Limited and other reputable companies.”
CEO, Endive Projects, Debo Ajayi opined that the future of Nigeria is the youths and anyone that focuses on developing the youths will build the future. He further emphasised the need to empower youths with information that will enable them get great opportunities to be gainfully employed and productive.