Programmes like ReadySetWork must not be allowed to die. – Gov. Ambode

Excited. Fulfilled. Happy.

These words best describe the feeling of His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the ReadySetWork 3.0 Graduation ceremony which held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 with over 5000 attendees present comprising of top government functionaries, Heads of tertiary Institutions, representatives of corporate partners, and of course the ReadySetWork 2018 graduating set.

ReadySetWork 2018 closed with Pitch Competition…as Team LASU won Global Challenge contest

For 13 weeks, ReadySetWork exposed participants to mind – reshaping trainings designed to make them stand out among other fresh graduates when they get into the world of work; either as an employee or entrepreneur.

Truly, It’s was a lot of hard work. Every week students were taught, coached and drilled by the best and largest Volunteer faculty in Nigeria to get them ready for the labour market. No doubt, it was  an amazing journey for everyone in the programme this year. The students, the faculty as well as the project and support teams have been impacted by the programme.

RSW to place 2,000 Graduates on Paid-Internship

The much anticipated RSW Internship Fair 2018 took place on Saturday 29, September 2018 at the Main auditorium of University of Lagos, Akoka. The turn out was huge with over 200 companies present to interview 5000 students from 8 Institution participating in ReadySetWork programme. It is indeed the biggest Internship Fair in Nigeria.

The students were smartly dresses in corporate wears to make good impression of themselves on representatives of organizations present to interview them.

ReadySetWork is Bridging the Skill Gap in the Marketplace

Though it is arguable that some of the privileged graduates of tertiary institutions that have participated in the ReadySetWork training in previous editions esteem their RSW certificate much more than their school leaving certificates – Well, I get that vibe from my interaction with some of my friends. However, the progress the initiative is making in bridging the skill gap in the emerging work-force in Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole is indisputable.  

ReadySetWork Students Share their RSW Experience

Just like yesterday, ReadySetWork 2018 started. Students from the 8 participating institutions thronged into their designated training centres to start the RSW 2018 adventure, their journey to self-discovery and development. Looking at their faces, one could tell that many of them had little or no idea what they had signed up for, some simply showed up to see if it will be worth their while or they opt out after few weeks, while some others seemed to be fired up to get all the can from the 13 week training having heard so much about RSW (as it is fondly called) from friends who had gone through the programme in previous editions.

RSW2018 Week 5: Presentation – The What and the How

Saturday, 11th August 2018 was another exciting time of learning and capacity development as ReadySetWork 3.0 entered Week 5!

The momentum of the programme is steadily increasing and students are getting more engrossed in the life-changing lessons shared by experienced and very enthusiastic volunteer-faculty members.

Last week, we had two distinguished guests for our Meet-a-Mentor sessions. In Lagos State University, (LASU), we were privileged to have the Country Operations Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Nigeria, Mr. Pedro Omontuemhen, who shared profound insights from his experience as it relates to career development and the world of work.

Students Practiced Effective Communication Skill in RSW 2018, Week 4

Effective Communication in life and in the world of work is one of the critical factors for productivity and career success. In fact, any individual that cannot succinctly express himself or herself would inhibit his/her progress in the workplace.

After learning about the Realities of the Labour Market, Personality Types and Emotional Intelligence, it was very important to expose the ReadySetWork students to the art and practice of effective communication last Saturday.

ReadySetWork 2018 Begins: Over 5,000 students resume training in 3 Centres

On Saturday July 14, 2018, an excited throng of 5,000 final year students from 8 tertiary institutions in Lagos State converged at three training locations across the State for the kick off of the 3rd edition of ReadySetWork, the Entrepreneurship and Employability training programme of the Lagos State Ministry of Education.

Joined by hundreds of selfless professionals from different sectors of the economy, who have signed up as volunteers in the ReadySetWork Faculty, students arrived at their assigned centres early that Saturday to begin the 13-week programme. The 3 training centres designated to host the program this year include LASU, Ojo campus, LASPOTECH, Ikorodu campus and UNILAG, Akoka.