To reduce unemployment by impacting youths with the required skills to enable them become entrepreneurs and also become employable, Work Place Centre Limited in partner with Oracle Academy has come together to launch a maiden edition of Youth Invest Initiative, by offering 25 Nigerian youths a free four days training on SQL Database.
Speaking at the event, the chairman of work place youth initiative, Mrs. Mojisola Olateru Olagbegi, said, ‘’this program has helped us know the need of helping young scholars. Basically, we believe in our young people, and we have decided to help them in some skills, to be ready for the market place, and to help them as far as they can to get a job. Although, this is our first move, we have been operating for over three and half years, but we did not take any step, not until now that we decided to make a move, because we saw that there was a need to do that.
‘’We were able to get the 25 students we needed on line, because close to two hundred of them applied for the training but only twenty five were picked, and they are all unemployed graduates. It is a technical training, it is purely for science and technology, because we found out that we do not have enough skills in that area, when we look at countries that are into technology, they build, make research and are good in all aspect of technology. And so we decided to invest in this young people.
‘’We got sponsorship from Oracle Academy and from Smile Communication. Oracle provided their free tubes, Smile provided their Internet, while we provided the environment we use for the training and the facilities too. We believe that with God by our side, and with all the support from our sponsors, we will achieve our goal.
‘’Also, we would like to connect with the government and private sector, to help us improve in Nigerian youth, the skills and the passion of becoming an entrepreneur and to help us reduce unemployment in the country, because with the rate at which things are going in our country, so many youth are going into stealing, arm robbery, kidnapping and so on. So, if our youths are given opportunities like this, all this things that are mentioned above would be on a low rate. Government should also help us to encourage our youth to do something with their hands, making them learn more skills and providing funds for them to start with,” She said.