Preparation for the maiden edition of the eBusiness Life Career Fair, scheduled to hold in November this year, is in top gear as the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) have indicated interest to partner.
In a statement announcing the partnership, the convener and Chief Executive Officer, eBusiness Life, Mrs. Ufuoma Emuophedaro, noted that the one-day eBusiness Life ICT Career Fair 2019 presents an opportunity for companies to showcase what products and services they have that are geared towards enhancing career prospects of Nigerians.
She added that Participation will also transverse Recruitment Agencies, ICT Training Institutes, ICT service users, among others. “Education is nothing if not directed at solving a social challenge or helping the educated attain a level of passion-fulfillment in society,” she argued.
She said the event seeks to bring together stakeholders that are involved in shaping and encouraging professionalism in the ICT industry. These will include both government and private sector agencies and companies.
It will further have a session for an exhibition of products and services by participating organisations. Programme for the event will also include a seminar on entrepreneurship opportunities.
The theme of the Fair is: “ICT Career: Laying The Blocks For The Future”. It will be an open Fair for students, individuals planning on changing careers to ICT or those trying to understand more of ICT.
Clarrifying the partnership from NITDA and DBI, Ufuoma explained that NITDA, the country’s Information Technology (IT) regulatory agency, has a mandate to enter into strategic alliance with the private sector as well as international organizations for the actualization of the IT vision and also the development of human capital with emphasis on creating and supporting a knowledge-based economy. A role NITDA has performed very well.
In the same vein, DBI has a mandate to promote the development of human resources capacity by training personnel in the telecoms and ICT sectors of the economy, as well as educating future leaders in technology industries of all kinds. A role DBI has performed very well and is still performing to date.
According to Mrs. Emuophedaro, the partnership with the two bodies further buttresses the fact that there are still companies and individuals who are ready to help others develop their skill sets and further align with a career that will not only help them achieve self-development but also contribute in the growth of the nation’s economy.
“We appreciate their ability to support and help raise the standard of our Telecoms and ICT skills set in Nigeria,” she stated.