It is a significant fact that far more must be done to equip youths with relevant skills before they can be let into the employment pool. On the 18th & 19th of August 2017, Stutern, Nigeria’s leading internship website that helps employers hire undergraduates and recent graduates as interns and entry level staff, will be hosting the 2nd edition of the annual Nigeria Internship Fair. The fair aims to cater primarily to Nigerian youths and employers.
Nigerian youths make up an alarming 60% of the 180m population. Our tertiary institutions graduate about 2.5 million youths annually and about 40% of the graduates remain unemployed or unemployable due to little or no employable skills. This number will unfortunately remain on the increase if proper action is not taken.
One action that every forward-thinking nation should take is to engage youths in internships.
“In no continent is effective policy response to youth unemployment more necessary than in Africa and in no country is it more desperate than in Nigeria.” — Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili in a foreword of the Stutern’s Nigeria Graduate Report,
Using a transparency model borrowed from Paystack, we broke down the second quarter of our activities at Stutern to show how we have been tackling youth unemployment by providing youths with internship opportunities. Disclaimer: We have a long way to go.
From the results, we have successfully filled over 70% of last quarter’s positions successfully and the upcoming fair will provide internship and entry level job opportunities from hundreds of employers. It will also be addressing soft-skills and employability issues with engaging workshops and panel sessions from leading companies.
Prior to the fair, employers will be posting positions on Stutern and candidates will have a chance to apply. Stutern will be screening these candidates in order to pick the best potentials that will be interviewed on the second of the fair. To increase chances of being interviewed and hired, candidates should join the Facebook group here as leading Human Resource experts prepare candidates for the fair.
Agenda for Day 1: Fire-Side Chat and Soft-Skills Panel Sessions
Speakers and Panelists scheduled for the 2017 Stutern Nigeria Internship Fair
Agenda for Day 2: Workshops and Job Fair
Workshop Sessions scheduled for the 2017 Stutern Nigeria Internship Fair
Available positions at 2017 Stutern Nigeria Internship Fair:
Prior to the fair, employers will be posting their positions on Stutern and candidates will have a chance to apply. Stutern will be screening the candidates in order to pick the best potentials that will be interviewed on the second of the fair. To increase chances of being interviewed and hired, candidates should join the Facebook group here as we will be hosting leading Human Resource experts to prepare candidates for the fair.
The fair is scheduled to hold on Friday — Saturday, August 18th to 19th 2017. Candidates and Employers can register here: www.stutern.com/fair.
Call: 08170149229 or 08136680586.
You can schedule a phone call here.
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