*to provide standardized training that increase Nigerians scope and make them globally competitive
IT NEWS NIGERIA
Edufirst.Ng and Canadian-based Jobminders incorporated today signed $1 million (N360 million) partnership aimed at bridging the gap in the Nigeria labour market by providing standardized training to increase their scope and make them globally competitive
Speaking during the signing ceremony, Cofounder and project director at Edufirst.Ng, Mr Moses Imayi said the organisation is passionate about the growth of creating an enabling environment and that Edufirst, a subsidiary of SKOOLMEDIA Limited, is poised to develop partnership that works.
According to Imayi, today, we are commencing the first series of our international partnerships which is focused to build capacity and develop core skills that will be relevant to the future of Nigeria, adding, “our core value as a business is focused on creating value , providing opportunity for growth and developing capacity.
“With growing trend of job losses and skill gaps in Nigerian labour market, Edufirst.Ng remains committed to ensuring this deficits are addressed and the Nigerian labour market becomes more vibrant adopting relevant skill sets that resonates with the 21st century’’ added.
He further explained that the partnership which is worth $1 million is expected to strengthen business collaboration between nigeria and Canada in bridging the skill gap prevalent in the country over the next 5 years.
On his part, Vice President, Jobminders Inc. Mr Charles Osazuwa said his Canadian based organisation has over the years remained committed to providing and enhancing skill sets aimed at improving capacity and his company aims to replicate that success in Nigeria.
Jobfinders, he said, offers job placement services to support corporations and businesses in achieving its corporate goals and enhancing client satisfaction.
“Jobminders incorporated has over the years placed exceptional individuals in the following skill sets; Accounting and finance, information technology, engineering, industry and skilled trade and health care”, said, adding, being a staffing support company, jobminders is poised to deliver personnel with the right qualification , attitude and enthusiasm, allow companies hire personnel on-the-go, and provide support to existing HR amongst other.
IT NEWS NIGERIA gathered that some of the training offerings to be covered in the first phased of this partnership will include IT skills acquisition and certification in the following areas: Software development cycle management, IT project management, Business systems analysis, Quality assurance analysis, Cyber security knowledge management, Robotics process automation, Basic computer skills acquisition, and Outcome based orientation.
The partnership will bridge the gap in Nigeria labour market by providing; A standardized curricular inclusive of digital skills training programmes that support capacity growth, An online virtual learning and mobile App tagged EDUFIRST TEK CLASSES which will accommodate training programmes for fresh graduates, top level management, and executives on core management skills. A platform that provides scholarship for potential students in Canadian universities and job opportunity for Nigerians locally and abroad.
Edufirst.Ng being a wholly indigenous organization believes that such a strategic partnership is key in repositionoing the scope of Nigerian graduate and making them globally competitive.