… Enrolls qualified beneficiaries from all LGAs/LCDAs across the State
Lagos State Government has commenced the Community Talent Hunt and IT- Enabled ( Digital) Entrepreneurship Skills Training for the first Batch of 1140 youths across all local government and local council development areas of the State as part of the Youth Engagement Initiative.
The Commissioner for Wealth Creation & Employment, Hon. Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke who made the announcement, said that the Talent Hunt comprise of Digital Entrepreneurship Skills Training and Mentorship for Unemployed Youths in the 57 LGs/LCDAs in Lagos State.
She informed that while thousands number of youths earlier indicated interest in the Talent Hunt initiative when it was first announced by the Ministry, only 1140 beneficiaries could be accomodated in this first batch and that more batches are still coming till all the short listed youth are engaged
Hon. Mrs Arobieke revealed that the continuous and un-relentless resolve of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu to drive and ensure that Lagos Youths are ready to be Employers of Labour as well as ensure they are not left out in the scheme of things, necessitated the concept behind the Talent Hunt initiative.
She added that the present administration was convinced that if the youths are given the needed leverage in forms of empowerment, it would serve as an avenue for the beneficiaries to contribute to the socio-economic development of the State and governance.
She recalled that the Governor Sanwo-Olu had earlier promised that he will not only recognize talents but will select the best talents in each LG/LCDA in Lagos State and transform them to the 21st century/world class workforce and entrepreneurs in Lagos State, stressing that the commencement of the initative was a fulfiment to the earlier promise made by the Governor.
Hon Mrs Arobieke stated further that, the Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment is ready to help the youths identify their talents, passion and innate gifts and turn same into businesses by embarking on IT-Enabled Entrepreneurship training and mentorship for these potential youths with entrepreneurship dreams.
She said, it is expected that the Talent Hunt competition will expose participants to the business side of their innate passion, talents and natural gifts with the intention of turning these endowed gifts into businesses so that they can become the CEOs of their various businesses.
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment Olujimi Ige added that, the purpose of this IT- Enabled Entrepreneurship Training is based on the fact that whatever talent, innate gift and passion one has, if it is not anchored on IT and driven by digital technology, the competitive environment in the global space would make such youth very irrelevant in no time no matter the type of business he/ she is doing.
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