Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship

The audience both young and old, were fascinated and greatly inspired by 5 students between the ages 17 – 23, who are members of S.M.I.LE’s Young Business Network as they shared their journey as young entrepreneurs from a tender age, during the panel session tagged ‘Youth in Business (Skills, Passion and Strategies.)’
The young participants were urged to take a cue from the panelists and look at options beyond white-collar jobs, by acquiring entrepreneurial and vocational skills essential for self-employment and self reliance in today’s global economy. The inspiring session was moderated by our partner, Mr Toluwalase Olaniyan #WYSD

Choosing the right Career (Myths, Facts and Realities)

Mr Tony Alagbile, Director, Strategy & Enterprise Growth, Crested Edge Educational & Entrepreneurial Development Initiative (CrEED Initiative) and Mrs Ronke Akinola- Akinwole, Community Engagement Lead, Community Advancement & Youth Empowerment Network(CAYEN), emphasized on the need for students to carry out career assessment tests and consider career choices that are well blended with their passion, strengths and personality type

United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, in collaboration with Strategy for Mentoring Initiative and Leadership Empowerment (S.M.I.L.E) and Lagos State Education District II organized an event for Senior Secondary School Students on Friday 13th of July, 2018, to raise awareness and enlighten the youth on the importance of skills development in accessing limited job opportunities and entrepreneurship.

We thank the Press for their immense support with amplifying the message of the day – Improving the image of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).