ReadySetWork 2.0 is gradually gliding into its final weeks and training sessions have been even more practical and intensive. We are getting to the climax of the 13-week programme. While students partake in the mock interviews and feedback sessions in preparation for the upcoming RSW Job fair – where HR personnel of corporate organizations will interview RSW participants on campus – some others are preparing to pitch their business ideas to prospective investors in the RSW Business Pitch Competition Grand finale later in the programme. Yes week 10 of RSW 2017 was very intensive across all the centres and the reality of the world of work is dawning on the students more than ever before.
We thought that at this stage of the programme the trainees could use some inspiration from their immediate RSW seniors. So for the morning Meet-A-Mentor session last week, we hosted some of our brightest RSW2016 Alumni. They shared their RSW experience and charged the 2017 set to do all that is required to excel in the programme.
Abiodun Egbeyemi without mincing words started his talk by saying; “Before I joined RSW 2016, I had no direction but now I can boldly tell you where I’m headed in the next 10 years.” His other colleagues Tobi Idowu, Dennis Okiemute and Tomi Oyende told the audience how ReadySetWork 2016 changed their lives and careers.
“If you don’t have passion for your business, no matter how much resources you get, you will waste it.” These were the words of RSW alumni, Dada Samuel & Sarumi Olufemi, Biogas Team who were the guests at UNILAG centre. Speaking on the progress they have made on their Biogas Project, Dada and Sarumi admonished the students to be conscious of everything they have learnt which will help them face the world once they graduate from the program. – “We had issues of trust when we heard of the ReadySetWork Project because it was a Government thing but today, the story has changed.”
In the same vein, the students at Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) last Saturday hosted Adeniji Adebisi and Adepoju Adedamola who interned in Total Plc and PriceWaterhoseCoopers respectively. The students were inspired by the story of their journey through ReadySetWork 2016 and how it changed their lives.
Activities continued in the classes with the general assessments/tests across the 3 centres. After the assessment, students went for the mock interviews, while other students interested in the RSW Pitch Competition started the preliminary phase. Participants in the Teacher track, however, continued with more lessons on the Integration Technology in the Classroom.
As we gradually draw close to the end of the training programme, we are sure these final weeks will be filled with more spectacular activities especially with the RSW Job Fair and Pitch Competition coming up.
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