ReadySetWork 2018 Kicks Off: Launches the RSW Faculty

The Lagos State Ministry of Education kicked off the third edition of the ReadySetWork training programme with the launch of the ReadySetWork Faculty at a press conference on Thursday February 22, 2018

Speaking at the event, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, affirmed the unwavering commitment of the administration of Governor Akinwunmi  Ambode to ReadySetWork.

In his address, he explained the importance of the launch event. In his words, “What we are doing here is the official launch of The ReadySetWork Faculty, we are building  the largest volunteer faculty in Nigeria. Since the inception of the programme, we have engaged volunteers, who are professionals from various sectors of the economy to train and mentor the students in the 13-week training programme. Last year, we engaged over 118 professionals who committed their time, resources and expertise to impact the lives of the students. With a target of training 5,000 students in 2018, we need to scale up the faculty pool.”

Ambode Approves N30,000 in Monthly Stipends for 1,000 ReadySetWork Interns

  Governor Akinwunmi Ambode recently approved the payment of N30,000 in monthly stipends to ReadySetWork interns who have been placed in various organisations for  6-month paid internships, as well as N8 million in seed funding for the top 5 winners of the RSW Business Pitch Competition, whose businesses will be placed in incubation. The beneficiaries…

Scaling Up for Greater Impact

The RSW 2018 journey has begun!

Lagos Ministry of Education on Thursday February 1st, 2018 held the ReadySetWork Technical Session. It is the session that brings together representatives of all the critical stakeholders of the project which include; Government functionaries, Private sector partners, RSW faculty members, RSW alumni and the project team members to evaluate work done and project for a new edition of the programme.

In this session, the Project team presented to stakeholders the appraisal report of the programme in 2017; the achievements, shortcomings and learning outcomes. The meeting also availed the stakeholders the opportunity to hear success stories of students who were trained and have been hired by partner organisations. They also heard from some of their employers who were present to share the experiences they have with the interns.