What are the expected outcomes of the programme?
- A significant paradigm shift in the mind-set of participants that urges them to take advantage of available opportunities to succeed in the world of work.
- A decline in the time between graduation and gaining employment.
- An improvement in the employability competencies of participants.
- A growth in the number of participants interested and inclined to competently take on entrepreneurial endeavors.
What is the cost of the programme to participating students?
The programme comes absolutely free! It is funded by the State Government and Private sector partners.
What is the uniqueness of the programme curriculum?
The curriculum and content of the programme is designed around a blended learning experience consisting of weeks of classroom interface and online learning and content upload.
How can one be sure that this programme will be sustained?
There has been a significant buy-in from our Private Sector Partners which has and will keep impacting the effectiveness and sustainability of the program. This is in addition to the fact that we are developing the capacity of each participating institution to be able to run this program on their own, in the long run.
In which centers will the programme hold this year (2019)?
RSW will take place simultaneously in two centres only:
- Lagos State University ( LASU) Ojo and Lagos State
- Polytechnic(LASPOTECH), Ikorodu.
These 2 centres will serve as training hubs for students from the 4 targeted tertiary institutions in Lagos State.
How does this programme fit into existing teaching and training?
It complements the current teaching and training by exposing participants to competencies that will enable them be employable and/or generate employment for themselves and others.
How do you apply?
You are required to complete the Student Application Form to be eligible for application. Thereafter you will complete a set of test questions. If successful and after the screening process, successful candidates will be contacted via email and SMS
Who are the programme facilitators?
The entire programme will be facilitated by Industry professionals armed with best practices.
How is this programme different from the usual Skill Acquisition programme?
Most Skill Acquisition Programmes are tailored to the development of specific skills. However, RSW focuses not only on the development of the employability competencies of participants, but also on how one can turn their ideas into a business endeavour that can provide employment for self and/or other persons.
Whatever is free is usually not valued, how will the programme address this mindset?
There are strict attendance and participation requirements that must be met for a participant of the programme to be eligible for graduation and/or an internship placement with one of our partner organizations.