Nigeria’s based Edufirst.ng, yesterday in Lagos sealed a $1 million Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build capacity and develop core skill among youths in Nigeria with and Canada’s based Jobminders.
Speaking at the signing of the MOU, Mr. Moses Imayi, the Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder of Edufirst. ng, noted that, going by the growing trend of job losses and skill gaps in the Nigerian labour market, it becomes necessary for Nigerian youths to equip themselves with skills that are relevant to the future of Nigeria.
He disclosed that the partnership, which is worth $1million is expected to strengthen business collaboration between Nigeria and Canada in bridging the skill gap prevalent in the country over the next five years.
“The partnership we are signing with Jobminders today is a display of our commitment at ensuring the job deficits in Nigeria are addressed and the Nigerian labour market becomes more vibrant adopting relevant skill sets that resonates with the 21st century,” Imayi said.
He added that the partnership will bridge the gap in the Nigerian labour market by providing a standardized curricular inclusive of digital skills training programmes that support capacity growth.
Areas to be covered in the first phase of the partnership include Software Development Lifestyle Management, IT Project Management, Business Systems Analysis,Quality Assurance Analysis and Cyber Security Knowledge Management.
Others are Robotics Process Automation, Basic Computer Skills Acquisition and Outcome Based Orientation.
Also speaking of the partnership, Charles Osazuwa, Vice President of Jobminders Incorporated, disclosed that as a partner in the project, Jobminders will deliver personnel with the right qualification, attitude and enthusiasm.
He added that Jobminders, which has over the years placed exceptional individuals in skill sets such as accounting and finance, information technology, engineering,industrial and skilled trade and health care, will also seek to provide scholarship for potential students to Canadian Universities and job opportunities for Nigerians locally and abroad.