RSW Interns Resume in Various Corporate Organisations

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In fulfillment of the promise of 6-month paid internship placements for outstanding graduates of the Lagos State entrepreneurship and employability training programme – ReadySetWork (RSW), 20 RSW graduates from the Employability module of the programme resumed work at Access Bank Plc. on Monday, November 21, 2016.

After a brief induction session, these interns, who were selected by the HR representatives of the organization during the training programme in September, were assigned to various departments to understudy and eventually work.

Gov. Ambode’s Speech (FULL TEXT) at the RSW 2016 Graduation Ceremony

ADDRESS DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MR. AKINWUNMI AMBODE, GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE AT THE ReadySetWork GRADUATION EVENT AT THE LANDMARK EVENT CENTRE, LEKKI, LAGOS ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 

PREPARING OUR YOUTHS FOR THE WORLD OF WORK

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I am glad to be here today, particularly in the company of final year students of our tertiary Institutions, on whom the success of this great country and state depends.

The “ReadySetWork” programme was conceived as a capacity building initiative, targeted at final year students in Lagos State tertiary institutions with a vision to ensure our graduates emerge as ready products for the increasingly competitive labour market, and more importantly, as job creators.

RSW Concludes with the Business Pitch and Interview Day

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The ReadySetWork (RSW) programme which commenced June 11, 2016 came to an end last Saturday, September 3, 2016 with the Business Pitch Competition and the Interview Day at Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo campus.

The RSW programme was initiated by the Lagos State Ministry of Education as an intervention for final year students, aimed at improving their employability and entrepreneurial skills while they are still in school.

The LASU campus was a beehive of activities on Saturday. Having scaled through the 13 weeks of intensive training, the students showed up well-dressed to demonstrate their readiness to join the world of work as either value-adding employees or job creators.

Beginning around 9:30AM, students in the Employability module of the programme sat before HR representatives of partner organisations to be interviewed for the 6-month paid internship slots in their respective organisations. On ground for the exercise were representatives from PwC, SystemSpecs, GTBank, Access Bank, FCMB, Total and Jobberman who evaluated the students to select the best from a pool of over 300.

RSW Students Jostle for Governor Ambode’s N15.5 Million Grant and 100 Internship Slots

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Students in the Ready.Set.Work programme will jostle for the 15.5 million naira approved by His Excellency the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode for Ready.Set.Work (RSW) programme at a business pitch competition this Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Lagos State University, Ojo campus.

It was announced last week that Governor Ambode approved the grant as seed funding and apprenticeship stipend for 80 students in the entrepreneurship track of the programme.

ReadySetWork Week 11 with Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor and Niyi Adesanya

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The ReadySetWork programme is gradually winding down. It was the 11th week last saturday and the energy level was palpable.

We were pleased to welcome for the Meet-A-Mentor session the Country Manager of Google Nigeria, Mrs. Juliet Ehimuan– Chiazor to give her pep-talk, aptly titled “Let’s Talk Digital”.

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Citing mind-blowing statistics about Internet usage and online activities both globally and in Nigeria, she emphasized the fact that we live in a connected world. She shared true stories of individuals who have succeeded in their endeavours simply through the appropriate use of tools provided by the Internet. She said, “you can learn about virtually anything if only you google it”.

RSW Hosts LASU VC in Week 9

“I am looking forward to hearing him” were the first words heard walking into the main auditorium of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo campus on Saturday, August 3rd. These words echoed the sentiments of students, project support staff,  and school officials who had gathered in anticipation of that day’s  Meet-A-Mentor session at the RSW programme. Yes,…

RSW Enters Week 8, Entrepreneurship and Employability Classes Continue with Intensity

The Ready.Set.Work training programme entered the 8th week last Saturday, July 30, 2016. Due to the monthly environmental sanitation exercise, activities started at 12 noon with the registration of students who started arriving even before 7am to beat the mandated sanitation day curfew. In place of the usual Meet-A-Mentor session, the morning rally entailed an address from the project team,…