Succour came the way of 37 youths at the weekend, when they graduated from a 13-month training programme in various Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills.
Sponsored by Poise Nigeria, the graduates, otherwise known as Ekobits graduates, were grained in Graphics & Design, Web Design & Development, Work
Ethics & Professionalism, Attitude & Behaviour, Business Plan, Photography & Video Editing, and Excellence in Customer Service for free, among others.
The Ekobits graduates were picked from Otodogbame, Itedo, Ajiran, Ikate, Babalola.
The graduation ceremony, which took place at the permanent site of Poise Nigeria, was well attended by the Human Resource department of some organisations to interview all the graduates, and employ the successful ones on the spot.
Opeyemi Adebisi was one of the lucky graduates that was awarded best female student of the programme, and was offered immediate employment at Techpointng as a Graphic Artist and Opeyemi Adeshina, best male student with a job at Gigastream Consulting as an IT, Admin Executive.
During the Opening remark, the Managing Director of Techpointng, Adewale Yusuf, advised the graduating students to remain focused, use the Internet positively to develop themselves and be hardworking.
The Managing Director, Poise Training School, Mrs Uki Dare, also announced the setting up of a new EkoBits location in November at Ikate, Lekki, which will allow the academy train up to a 100 youths from more slums in Lagos, and other states.
A special recognition was given to Edafe Mathew Eseoghene for his outstanding dedication and commitment to the students through his mentorship during the programme.