Ganduje to launch APC youth wing workplace readiness training program

By Innocent Raphael

The APC National Chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, is set to launch the APC Youth Wing Workplace Readiness Training Program, a significant initiative aimed at enhancing employability among young party members.

This highly anticipated program, themed “I AM EMPLOYABLE,” will take place from June 4th to June 7th, 2024, in Abuja and will be accessible virtually for participants nationwide.

According to the organisers, the program is designed to equip young party members with essential skills and knowledge, covering topics such as professional development, effective communication, leadership, and industry-specific skills.

The organiser, in a statement issued on Sunday, said “Ganduje’s involvement highlights the APC’s commitment to youth empowerment and fostering a culture of excellence and professionalism within the party”.

In appreciation of the gesture, APC National Youth Leader and Training Convener, Dr. Dayo Israel stated that the youths were thrilled to have Ganduje inaugurate the vital program.

“This initiative reflects our dedication to the youth and our belief in their potential to drive positive change in our society,” he said.

Prominent speakers billed to be in attendance at the event include E.G Jibola Ponnle, former CIPM CEO and former Lagos Commissioner for Training; Niyi Adesanya, CEO of FifthGear Plus and Management Consultant; and Morayo Afolabi-Brown, a respected media personality.

They will be joined by an impressive lineup of trainers and facilitators, such as Tosin Adesina, Yeye-Mides Fabanwo, Njuara Njama, Dare Akinlaja, Jide Jinadu, Funke Oluwatimilehin, Elizabeth Ajala, Akin Akinpelu, Soji Adeniyi, Sam Obafemi, Oluseye Taiwo Adepoju, Lesley George, Abiola Champ, Jeph Oluwagbemiga, Stephen Akintayo, and Bode Shogo.

“The event will be held in Abuja and streamed live to accommodate virtual attendees. Participants are encouraged to register in advance to secure their spot and gain access to the comprehensive training modules and interactive sessions.

“The APC Youth Wing Workplace Readiness and Employability Skills Training Program (WREST) aims to help young Nigerians aged 16 and above develop the core skills employers seek, improving their ability to secure jobs, retain employment, and navigate the labor market.

“The program will enhance personal branding skills, effective CV and resume presentation, core workplace skills, innovative thinking, and competitive strategies for thriving in a global society.

“With the theme ‘I Am Employable’, this initiative is a major effort to build the economic capacity of young Nigerians, equipping them with the necessary skills, knowledge, and opportunities to contribute meaningfully to their communities”, said the APC National Youth Leader.

The Israel added “The underlying objective is to contribute to Nigeria’s structural transformation and economic growth by enhancing employability, labor productivity, and reducing unemployment.

“This initiative is part of the APC National Youth Strategic Plan 2024-2027, reflecting Israel’s commitment to fostering youth empowerment and development through strategic initiatives and partnerships.

“It highlights a strong dedication to youth capacity development, targeting youths, graduates, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members, and individuals transitioning careers, aiming to enhance their employability in today’s competitive job market.

“Our primary goal with this program is to improve the economic capacity of young Nigerians, especially young progressives, by empowering them with the necessary core skills that will enhance their ability to secure a job, retain employment, and move flexibly in the labor market – Prepare Young People for the Workplace”.

“Interested individuals can register for the event at this link.

“This program promises to be a transformative experience, providing attendees with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the modern workplace”, said Israel.

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