Yesterday Sunday July 23rd 2017, an onboarding and orientation session held for recently engaged RSW facilitators for ReadySetWork 2017. The session, which took place at the recently reopened Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba, also had in attendance previously engaged facilitators on the programme. The objective of the meeting was to onboard the new facilitators and reinforced the core tenets and values of the RSW project.
After a pulsating first two weeks of trainings and learnings from both facilitators and participants of Ready Set Work 2.0, the third week came with a refreshingly new topic; one that noticeably had participants consumed with interest. Man is a social being, meaning that interactions and relationships are at the core of their lives.
And we’re off!
The 2017 edition of the ReadySetWork training programme officially kicked off on Saturday July 1, 2017 in the 3 training centres across the State namely LASU, LASPOTECH and UNILAG.
Two thousand (2000) students from the 6 participating schools defied the heavy rains that morning to arrive at their various centres as early 7:45am to clock in and register their presence. This year, electronic biometric scanners have been adopted as an added measure of accountability to ensure and track punctually this year.
The commencement of the 2017 edition of the ReadySetWork Training programme is just some days away and the anticipation has been so palpable. The excitement about the programme has soared even higher among the students in the participating institutions with the release of the final list of RSW 2017 candidates for the campus classes. See list here.
All is set for the commencement of the second edition of ReadySetWork – a 13 week Entrepreneurship and Employability initiative of the Lagos State Ministry of Education. The project which is a complementary capacity building programme for final and penultimate year students of tertiary institutions in Lagos State will commence classes on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
As part of the Sensitization campaign for the Lagos Ministry of Education programme Ready.Set.Work, The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh on Tuesday, 13 June 2017, paid a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Prof. Rahamon A Bello (FAEng.)
All is now set for the roll-out of the second edition of the Lagos State ReadySetWork project 2017 which kicks off on Saturday the 1st of July 2017.
The project, an initiative of the Lagos State Ministry of Education in partnership with a network of stakeholders including Corporate Nigeria,
Moving on from the successes of 2016, plans are in motion for the second edition of the ReadySetWork training project in 2017 with a technical session set to hold on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The major aim of the session is to evaluate the successes and challenges of the pilot edition and to commence planning for the 2017 edition.
Expected at the meeting are representatives of partner organisations, employers of RSW graduates, Institution liaisons, training partners, government officials as well as beneficiaries of the pilot edition of the training.
It’s a great pleasure to welcome you to 2017!
For the majority, a new year is not just the beginning of a calendar year, it is usually welcomed with new expectations and renewed commitment to lead a new lease of life.
For Team RSW, we are excited about the 2nd edition of the training programme to commence later in the year. We are however very encouraged by the feedback that have continued to pour in after the hugely successful conclusion of the RSW training pilot scheme especially with the absorption of the RSW candidates into the real world of work.
The pilot scheme of the Entrepreneurship and Employability training programme for Final year students in Lagos State, ReadySetWork (RSW)has come and gone, however, the learning experience for the RSW candidates is far from over as many of the outstanding ones have commenced internships or apprenticeship with various organisations in Lagos.
In November, winners of the RSW entrepreneurs pitch competition, who had the top 3 business ideas commenced their business incubation programme under the tutelage of Generation Enterprise, one of the training partners during the RSW programme.