In line with the recently launched initiative by the Junior Chamber International to sustain and rebuild economies, businesses and strengthen workforce morale as we recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic together, Junior Chamber International Ibadan Elite hosted the Employability Skills Training Program on Monday 13th June, 2022 at the Daylan Event Centre, Eleyele Sango road, Ibadan to help tackle the problem of underemployment and unemployment in local communities and in the nation at large.
Speaking with the host president, Engr. Goodness Morakinyo, he disclosed that the Elite Employability Skills Training was aimed at increasing the employability prospects of participants by equipping them with employability skills suitable for today’s workplace, arming them with digital skills for workplace optimization and also equipping them with the “how” of building healthy Curriculum Vitae compliant with contemporary AI technology of shortlisting CVs
Another highlight of the event was the presence of Workforce Group, an HR group which organised walk-in interview sessions for interested participants.
Facilitators at the Employability Skills Training included Mr. Yemi Faseun of the Talent Network, Mr J.J Omojuwa, Prof. Sola Ajayi (Vice Chancellor of first Technical University Ibadan), Prof. Kayode Adebowale (Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan), Mr Foluso Aribisala – CEO Workforce Group, Mr. Lawal Gbolahan of Gill Automations and Mr David Nkanga – Director of Resources at Transcorp Group.
Also in attendance were the National President of Junior Chamber International, Nigeria – JCIN Amb. Olawale Bakare represented by the JCI Nigeria Executive Vice President for South West who is also the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State on Human Capital Development – JCIN Amb. Toyin Atanda, the Charter President of JCI Ibadan Elite – JCI Senator Tolu Adeniyi, JCI Senator Deolu Adeniyi and the 2019 President of JCI Ibadan Elite – JCIN Amb. Sanmi Abiodun.
The 5-hour free event which had 614 on-site participants and 96 online participants was thankfully sponsored by Daylan Hall, Workforce Group, Valencia School, Money Africa, Suave Group, Clubkonnect and Frollicles HS.
The event was wrapped up with a networking session between the speakers and the audience.