Abuja-Based NGO Equips 50 College Students with Employable Skills

Abuja-Based NGO Equips 50 College Students with Employable Skills

The Creative Visions Development Foundation (CVDEF), an Abuja-based non-governmental organization (NGO), has taken a proactive step towards addressing the pressing issue of unemployment by providing employable skills to 50 final year students of FCT College of Education, Zuba

Mr. Adebayo Adeyemi, the Project Coordinator of CVDEF, spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during the Youth Employability Workshop held at FCT College of Education, Zuba. The initiative, known as "Youth Advocacy for Climate Action," was implemented by CVDEF with support from Christian Aid, Nigeria.

Adeyemi expressed deep concern about the numerous challenges associated with unemployment in the country and stressed the urgency of addressing these challenges by preparing students for the labor market. To that end, the students received comprehensive training on various aspects of employability, including resume building, interview preparation, networking, and personal branding.

Additionally, the workshop emphasized the importance of problem-solving, critical thinking, goal setting, and action planning in the pursuit of employment. These qualities were identified as crucial by employers seeking individuals who can add value to their organizations, solve workplace problems, utilize technology, and contribute to innovation.

Mr. Albert Pam, a facilitator at the Youth Employability Workshop, explained that the program aimed to prepare youths to be employable in the labor market without relying solely on personal connections. The five-part course covered communication skills, curriculum vitae and resume development, employable skills, interview techniques, and critical thinking with action planning.

In response, Mr. Abubakar Zuba, the Dean of Student Affairs at the College of Education, Zuba, commended CVDEF for its timely intervention and the invaluable training provided to final year students. He expressed confidence that this initiative would significantly enhance the students' chances of securing better employment opportunities after graduation.

It's worth noting that seven interns with CVDEF also benefited from the training, highlighting the organization's commitment to empowering youth and addressing the unemployment challenge in Nigeria.