We definitely thought the epidemic was over! But apparently, it is raging with its ongoing global implications to transform the way we live, learn and work across sectors. Our world has completely changed. What was once normal has become abnormal. What was not normal is what we now call the “new normal”.
For young people, launching their careers in the wake of the unprecedented global economic downturn can be very intimidating. Entering the job market without any significant experience or distinct skill, can leave you feeling discouraged and unmotivated about the job.
To start a successful career, it would be helpful first and foremost to give yourself momentum by investing your time in learning valuable skills that will help you succeed in this new world. Skills that will benefit your career now and in the future.
The Youth Scholarship Program is an initiative by Growth Caza of BNET Learning that addresses this need. Its aim is to empower young professionals in Nigeria, who are interested in obtaining certification and acquiring skills relevant to today’s world of work.
Youth employment is critical to achieving sustainable economic development. The entry of skilled youth into the productive sectors of the economy enables the economy to maintain or increase its productivity and to compete in the global market. However, for a very long time, the problem of unemployment has been a challenge for young people in many developing countries including Nigeria.
While there is a challenge in the discrepancy between the number of educated youth seeking work and the availability of well-paid and remunerative jobs, there is also an additional limitation of young people’s lack of basic skills, leaving them inadequately prepared for such roles.
What this means is that education alone is not enough to attract meaningful job opportunities, because many trained young people do not possess the skills relevant to today’s job market.
So what is the way forward?
How can young people successfully navigate their way to overcoming the problem?
A practical solution would be to invest in skill development courses and practical training programs to gain the required experience. But the high cost of these programs poses an additional challenge to the youth in the community.
To address this issue and close the skills gap in the young professional workforce, the Youth Professional Scholarship Program aims to provide training scholarships worth over $1,800 to 50 young professionals in Nigeria who have a keen interest in business analysis, data analysis, project management, and database management. . This scholarship is part of the Growth Caza By BNET Learning initiative to provide access to valuable opportunities for individuals within the professional community.
Growth Casa unveiled by BNET Learning
Growth Caza is an impact-focused platform and online community under the umbrella of BNET Learning, which caters to a diverse range of professionals and serves as a place to learn, connect, pursue and provide the support they need to grow. Growth Caza is set up to help position professionals for growth through intentional care and building a diverse professional network.
On the other hand, BNET Learning is a corporate learning platform for the 21st century built on a passion to see individuals and organizations grow, excel and achieve specific goals while aligning knowledge and competencies with global standards and best practices. You can check out some of the professional courses we offer on our website.
The Youth Professional Scholarship Program presents a unique opportunity for graduates and young adults in the professional community, to enhance their knowledge and increase their opportunities in the career spectrum, amid rapidly changing trends in the global economic system.
All scholarship applicants will also have the opportunity to be part of an online community of diverse groups of professionals where they will be intentionally nurtured to grow through mentorship and networking opportunities.
This means that they will not only have access to a wide range of sources of knowledge, but will also have to work in close collaboration with professionals who are experts in their field.
About the scholarship
This scholarship program is an eight-week intensive professional development program in which candidates will participate in extensive training in any of:
- The cohort specialized in business analysis and project management.
- Data analysis group and database management.
Scholarship winners will be announced live at BNET Learning’s annual main event, Finishing Strong 2021. This is a virtual event held to promote career growth and advancement among individuals in the professional community. It is free for all to attend. Click here to secure yourself a seat for this event.
How do you apply for the scholarship?
The application for the 2021 Youth Professional Scholarship Program is currently on-going. Application closes December 6, 2021. To apply, click this link https://bit.ly/3E8oD5u, register for the Finishing Strong event, and immediately follow the instructions on the page.
Dear young professional, this may be the biggest milestone in your future career and personal growth.
It couldn’t be easier! Register now!!!
For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.