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.
It was the 8th week of RSW last Saturday September 1, 2018 and the energy in all 3 centres was palpable. Students whose Saturday routines have been completely altered could not wait to assemble in their centres for another time of insightful lessons fused into very engaging activities delivered by the super RSW Facilitators (as described by one of the Students).
The Faculty is made up of a unique crop of professionals from various works of life who have not only set aside their personal affairs for the past 8 Saturdays but have selflessly poured out themselves into these students to prepare them for the world of work.
We will get to talk about these amazing Nigerians that we call RSW Faculty another day but let us just peek into what some of our RSW students now think about the training they have been exposed to at ReadySetWork.
“ReadySetWork has been Educating and exciting. It has been everything good, I already feel prepared to take on the Labour market” – Oluwademilade Abayomi, Lagos State University.
“The classes have been very fantastic, I have learnt about Effective Communication skills and It has helped me know how to communicate better with people around me. It’s been eye opening.” Egbuziem Stephanie, Caleb University.
“My ‘wow moment’ in the ReadySetWork programme was not only learning about entrepreneurship and employability skills but the exposure to thing that are beyond what we learn in school has been helpful. I am pushed to acquire more knowledge beyond the scope of my course of study. ” Ufoma Clarke, University of Lagos, Akoka
We have had very seasoned and amazing facilitators who have taken us through rigorous training in the past few weeks. They are shaping us into better persons.” Abaniwonda Titilayo, Adeniran College of Education.
I was particularly amazed when we had the class about Emotional Intelligence and Personality types. It was a shocking realization for me to discover that the personality test could mirror to me my exact self. Apata Daniel, Lagos State University
“When we were told in one of the sessions about having competence and the confidence to back it up. The realization of the importance of Self-confidence blew my mind. That is yet my most intriguing moment in this programme” – Chigozie Uche Harold, Lagos State Polytechnic
These are just some of the comments from the students, you can follow us on social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for more comments @readysetworkng.