8 February 2013

Nigeria: Intel Trains NYSC Members On Entrepreneurship

As part of its commitment to nation-building, leading technology company, Intel, has set out on a value-adding initiative to train National Youth Service Corps members in Technology and Entrepreneurship.

According to the management of the company, the one-week free training is the first of several that will stretch across other states of the Federation, with Lagos being the initial state in the pilot phase of the Technology and Entrepreneurship project.

"The Training of Youth Corp Members is part of Intel's Corporate Social Responsiveness to the educational needs of our society. The week long free training strives to equip youth corps members with necessary skills to cope in the 21st Century workplace taking them through an intense technology-entrepreneurship scheme," the Corporate Affairs Manager, Intel West Africa, Osagie Ogunbor, said in his opening address that recently started training activities.

Ogunbor noted that the initiative more than anything, was borne out of the necessity to stimulate interest in entrepreneurship towards establishing businesses and ultimately reducing the increasing unemployment problem in Nigeria.

"The changing trends in the global economy are increasingly becoming knowledge-based being driven by advances in Information and Communication Technology and this has significantly raised the stakes in the labour market," he further stated.

He went on to state that as graduates preparing to enter the labour market, the possession of technical knowledge on its own, would not suffice, but ownership of complementary life skills to deliver the highest possible value in any field of endeavor was the ultimate task.

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