Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Microsoft set to launch employability and jobs Program; partners to be announced at event in November




Devices and Services giant Microsoft has announced the launch of its
employability program to serve young people in Nigeria.

In a statement released by the global brand today, the Program launch
will be preceded by an event to unveil its name, official identity and
partners at a media & VIP event on Friday, 15 November at the Civic
Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.


“Microsoft takes its citizenship engagement as primary to its work,”
said Ugochukwu Nwosu, who is the Citizenship Manager at Microsoft for
Anglophone West Africa. “In working with organisations, technology
enthusiasts and governments at every level, we have emphasised the
crucial importance of jobs for a new generation of Nigerians. This
program is a major step in leading a coordinated solution to this urgent
problem.”

The program, which is presented in partnership with The Future Project,
features a web based Job/training resource centre that aims to provide a
guide for young Africans in the area of career planning, skill
acquisition, entrepreneurship development, Job sourcing and small
business sustainability. The objective is to create a better-informed
and empowered citizenry across Nigeria; particularly among the youth
demography.

“The Future Project has always invested in enterprise and expanding
opportunities for young people,” said Chude Jideonwo, who is Executive
Director for The Future Project. “Through our enterprise support scheme
platform, we have over 5 years created a platform for young people to
build a community of opportunities, to connect with capacity and build a
shared future of value. We are glad to be partnering with Microsoft to
scale up this engagement and to reach a deeper pool of the un-served
across the country.”

For more information on the employability programme, the public can
email info@thefutureafrica.com.

1 comment:

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