Week 1

  • Reorientation of the Nigerian graduate
    • Dealing with wrong mind set, attitudes and perceptions.
    • Dignity of labour – Whether in white collar or blue collar jobs
    • Emphasing possession of right skill set instead of just having a certificate.
  • Overview of the Nigerian labour market
    • Labour supply versus labour demand
    • Dealing with excess labour supply
  • Introduction to employability skills
  • Introduction to entrepreneurship skills
  • Which is rewarded at work – certificate or skill?
  • Skill set required in the world of work.
  • The Concept of Entrepreneurship
  • Problems as Opportunities
  • Problems everywhere; business ideas for all communities
  • Regular business vs. Social enterprise
  • The Start-Up Lifecycle

 

Week 2

  • Digital Skills
    • Working with Tools & Technology
    • Technology & Business
    • Technology in the workplace
  • CodeLagos
  • Foundations: The Basics
    • Computing Systems
    • The Internet
    • Coding Concepts: Loop, Events, Sequencing, Conditionals, etc.
  • Think: The Essentials of Computational Thinking
    • Abstraction
    • Generalization & Pattern Recognition
    • Decomposition
    • Algorithms & Programming
    • Debugging
  • Pathways: Where will Coding Take You?
    • Coding Means Business: Employment & Entrepreneurship Opportunities
    • Coding for Solutions
    • Coding for Solutions

 

Week 3

  • Self-awareness and self-discovery
  • Emotional intelligence definition
  • Differences between Emotional Intelligence and Intelligence Quotient
  • Importance of Emotional Intelligence in an organization.
  • Develop knowledge of the essential competence of emotional intelligence
  • Identify strategy for Emotional Intelligence development
  • Personal benefits of Emotional Intelligence
  • Self Exploration: The Art of You
  • Personality type review and mapping personal resources and skills
  • Identify inappropriate behaviour and how to respond to it

 

Week 4

  • Life Skills in the workplace
  • Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
    • Identifying and defining the problem
    • Communicating the problem to appropriate personnel
    • Generating possible solutions
    • Choosing and implementing the best course of action.
    • Critical thinking as a required skill for entrepreneurs, workers & teachers
  • Communication in the workplace
    • Verbal (Grammar, Spelling, Writing & Email Correspondence
    • Non-Verbal (Appearance & Body Language)
  • Customer Service
  • Professionalism in the workplace
  • Goal Setting
    • Setting SMART career goals
    • Goal identification
    • Identification of Potential Obstacles
    • Action Plan Creation

 

Week 5

  • Life Skills in the workplace cont’d
  • Planning & Organizing
    • Planning and scheduling tasks so that work is completed on time
    • Prioritizing various competing tasks
    • Effective & efficient allocation of time and resources.
  • Decision Making
    • Identifying and prioritizing key issues involved in facilitating decision making process
  • Leadership
    • Attributes of an effective leader
    • Leadership vs. Management
    • Leadership style
    • Developing your leadership potential

 

Week 6

  • Job Search Interview Skills
  • Starting Your Career
  • Career Planning
  • Choosing Careers
  • Setting career goals
  • Accessing career options
  • Analysis of career paths
  • Skills assessment
  • Analysis of skills and qualifications required for a range of occupations.

 

Week 7

  • Pitching
  • The Concept of Pitching
  • The Customer Pitch (Sales): How to sell yourself and your products
  • The Investment Pitch (Funding): How to sell yourself, your vision and your business
  • Articulate Self and Vision
  • Frameworks for Investment Pitches
  • The Business Model Canvas as a framework for structuring Startups
  • The P=R-C Equation (The relationship between price, revenue, cost, quantity)

 

Week 8

Mock Interviews

  • Mock Pitch Contest (Class level) Mock Pitch Contest:
    • Each class is required to produce 25 companies per school after the first Mock Pitch Contest
    • Each company should have a maximum of 5 members

 

Week 9

Interview Feedback Class

  • Interview Feedback Class & 2nd Round Mock Pitch Contest (School Level)

 

2nd Round Mock Pitch Contest:

  • 7 companies from LASU will compete in the final contest
  • 8 companies from LASPOTECH will compete in the final contest
  • 7 companies from UNILAG will compete in the final contest
  • 3 companies will be chosen as winners

 

Week 10

Mock Interviews Round 2

Final Pitch Contest Preparation

 

Week 11

Final Interview Preparation

Final Pitch Contest Preparation

 

Week 12-13

Final Interviews & Pitch Contest