Npower: ISERH Registered Over 300 Unemployed Youths For Free
In achieving the Goals 1, 2 and 8 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Initiative for Sound Education, Relationship & Health (ISERH) assisted both the Federal Government of Nigeria and some Unemployed Youth towards getting registered for the Federal Government Employment Initiative titled N-Power. Over 300 Unemployed Graduates and Non-Graduates in Osun and other states were registered for the program for free by this organization. Many were thoroughly enlightened about the program and the section to apply for. Majority who never had Email and/or CV were helped to open and develop one. We embarked on this after our studies showed that majority of those who had applied, prior to our starting free application, did so many mistake. In order to assist those who never knew how to apply and those who were reluctant to apply, we embarked on mass enlightenment and subsequently registered the concerned unemployed youths.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has designed N-Power Programme to drastically reduce youth unemployment. The focus is to provide our young graduates and non-graduates with the skills, tools and livelihood to enable them advance from unemployment to employment, entrepreneurship and innovation. According to the Federal Government of Nigeria, the first phase of N-Power will target Nigeria’s critical needs in education, agriculture, technology, creative, construction and artisanal industries. N-Power is also preparing Nigeria for a global outsourcing push where our young Nigerians can export their services to work on global projects that earn Nigeria, foreign exchange.
This programme targets two major categories of people: Unemployed Graduates and Non-graduates. Hence, the programme is divided into two broad categories: the one that only Graduates can apply for and the other that both Graduates and Non-Graduates can apply for. N-Power is then further classified into 3 broad areas which include: N-Power Teacher Corps, N-Power Knowledge, and N-Power Build.
N-Power Teacher Corps Programmes shall engage and train 500,000 young unemployed graduates. It is a paid volunteering programme of a 2-year duration. The participants will provide teaching, instructional, and advisory solutions in 4 key areas:
N-Power Agro whose Volunteers will, after training, start to function as Intermediaries between Researchers and Farmers. They are to operate as facilitators and communicators, helping farmers in their decision-making and ensuring that appropriate knowledge is implemented to obtain the best results on farms.
N-Power Health Volunteer shall provide, after training, the following essential services: monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems; diagnose and investigate basic health problems and health hazards in individuals and the community; inform, educate and empower people about health issues etc.
N-Power Tech Volunteers shall gain work experience, acquire key competencies through academic and non-academic capacity building programmes, which will improve their competitiveness in the workplace. In addition, successful applicants will also benefit from a compulsory employability and entrepreneurship skills development programme.
N-Power Community Education Volunteers shall be deployed nationally to instruct on Civic Education and Adult Education. In addition, successful applicants will also benefit from a compulsory employability and entrepreneurship skills development programme.
Only Graduates who have NYSC Certificate were expected to register for the above programmes. Every Non-graduate who applied for this should be on the lookout for another opportunity as they are not eligible for this (According to N-Power Team)
N-Power knowledge Program is designed to diversify the country’s economy towards knowledge. It is expected to work alongside the planned eight innovation hubs across the country to provide incubation and acceleration of the technology and creative industries. Both Unemployed Graduates and Nob-graduates could apply for it. Under this programme, we have the following:
N-Power Creative programme that is expected to train 5,000 young creative talents shall last (training) for 3 months, made up of 1-month in-class and a 2-month hands-on group project, across selected Nigerian cities. The Volunteers are expected to be exposed to one of the following: Animation, Graphic Design, Post-Production, Script Writing etc.
N-Power Tech Hardware Programme is designed to empower at least 10,000 computer device technicians into ICT Industry. Participants shall undergo a hands-on training experience wherein they will be exposed to practical processes and tools to assemble and repair devices of varying specifications. This programme is also expected to take 3 months of training and 1 month of assessment, graduation and setup.
N-Power Tech Software Programme is designed to empower 10,000 Software Developers into ICT Industry. Participants shall undergo a project-based model to training wherein they will be exposed to foundational software development tools as well as resources to thrive as a modern day software developer entrepreneur. The training is expected to last for 11 weeks and culminate with job fairs to link participants with placement opportunities within their respective localities.
N-Power Build Programme is an accelerated training and certification (Skills to Job) programme that is expected to engage and train 75,000 Unemployed Nigerians (both Graduates and Non-graduates) in order to build a new crop of skilled and highly competent workforce of technicians, artisans and service professionals. The focus industries include: Building Services, Construction, Built Environment Services, Utilities, Automotive, Aluminium and Gas.
As the Application closed on the 31st of August, 2016, we wish everyone we registered and those that registered elsewhere a complete success. We advice every applicant to constantly check their Emails and read their text messages very well before deleting them. A reliable information at our disposal shows that the applicants shall commence receiving messages on the status of their application and on the fixed date for their Test soonest…
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