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Etisalat partners LEARN to train youths for gainful employment



Unrelenting innovative telecommunications operator, Etisalat Nigeria, has partnered the Leadership Empowerment and Resource Network (LEARN) to hold a three-day capacity building programme for unemployed youths, reports ITRealms.

This, ITRealms also reports was in keeping with its persistent contribution to the development of the Nigerian youth.

The training coordinated by LEARN, ITRealms gathered was aimed at addressing the challenges of employability and equipping unemployed youths including fresh graduates with requisite employment tools that can give them advantage in the job market.

Speaking about the programme which has successfully trained hundreds of youths  in the last four years, the Vice President, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, Etisalat Nigeria, Ibrahim Dikko, affirmed that the capacity building programme seeks to empower unemployed youths with basic skills for gainful employment.

“Etisalat Nigeria is committed to the development of the Nigerian youth, and through this partnership with LEARN, which has been going on since 2011, we have been able to educate and empower hundreds of employable youths including fresh graduates with the requisite skills needed to function in their different career aspirations,” he said.

Dikko was optimistic that the training programme would further bridge the gap between the employed and unemployed classes in the society.

Equally speaking, the training facilitator and associate partner, Ace and Brands, Demola Aderibigbe, said the programme module was designed to help fill noticeable skill gaps found among job seekers. He identified such to include cognitive capacity, inter-personal communication and comportment among others.

The Etisalat-sponsored employment training is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility interventions which cover various areas of human life including education, health, sports, among others.

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Pix: Facilitator and Associate Partner, Ace & Brands, Demola Aderibigbe, Training participants, Ebulueme Chinenye and Adigun Olakunle, and Specialist, Corporate Social Responsibility, Etisalat Nigeria, Chiweta Uraih at the 3-day Etisalat-Sponsored Lagos Empowerment and Resource Network (LEARN) Employability Training Programme held on Thursday in Lagos.

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