As part of initiatives leading to the maiden Alaghodaro investment summit and to fulfill its promise of 200,000 jobs for youths, the Edo State Government will hold the maiden Edo Jobs Summit from October 31 to November 8, featuring intensive five-day employability training and a job fair by top companies and investors in the state.
The state government disclosed this in a statement at the Government House, Benin City, noting that the summit will be open for companies, who are interested in building their teams, or intends to recruit interns, to tap from the opportunity.
Edo Jobs is an employment initiative of the state government to train and retrain graduates with post-secondary school certificates on business writing, workplace ethics, problem-solving skills, emotional intelligence, managing conflict, among others. It also gives them the opportunity for job placements in companies across the state.
The government said that the Edo Jobs summit is open for companies within the state to tap from the pool of well-trained graduates, who are drawn from the Edo Job portal, noting, “The companies get a guarantee of graduates with the best skill-set because they would be trained by top experts in youth development and employability.”
A major highlight of the job fair is the stakeholder engagement session, which holds on November 8, where the state governor, international agencies, educators and key employers, will engage in discourse around the theme: Creating A Sustainable Ecosystem For Youth Development. The outcome of the session is expected to unify strategies for long-term projects in Edo State with regards to youth employment.
According to the statement, “In commemoration of the one-year in office of the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the state, through its employment initiative, Edo Jobs, will host a job training and recruitment programme for graduates and employment agencies in Edo State. After the training, there will be a Job fair and summit on November 8, where you can employ from the over 500 trained candidates as interns or full-time staff.”
“Are you an employer of labour in search of qualified, trained and competent people to strengthen your workforce? Or are you a graduate with dreams of a great career? Before the job fair, candidates will undergo an intensive employability and soft skills training programme starting on October 31 to November 6, from 9am to 5pm at the Imaguero College Hall. The training will be carried out by experts in youth development and employability in Nigeria.”