Perturbed by the worsening unemployment situation in the country, particularly with the challenge most employers face in recruiting the right talents and the huge skills gap that make Nigerian graduates unattractive and uncompetitive in the labour market, the Chartered Institute Of Personnel Management Of Nigeria (CIPM Nigeria), the leading human resource regulatory body in Nigeria with the vision of becoming the foremost people management Institute in Africa and respected across the world, is hosting the CIPM 2016 Career and Entrepreneurship Fair.
This year’s fair, with the theme ‘Owning Your Future’ is geared towards equipping participants with the skills and tools for youth employment and empowerment required to serve as change agents. Participation is free and would take place on Thursday, April 7 at NECA House Multipurpose Hall, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, to commence at 9am. To participate at the fair, participants are to register online. Registration is also open at the venue.
The fair is aimed at promoting entrepreneurship by providing a platform for potential entrepreneurs and job seekers to access information, opportunities and resources to start small businesses, become self-employed and create jobs.
The CIPM Career and Entrepreneurship Fair is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) of CIPM Nigeria towards “contributing to sustainable national development”. It is intended to fill the gap and provide a platform to brush up the skills of the unemployed and budding entrepreneurs through experience sharing from successful business people in self and paid employment.
According to the institute’s President and Chairman of Council, Mr. Anthony Arabome, this year’s fair would provide a veritable platform to assist the government and stakeholders in addressing this unending menace by making available a rare and rich opportunity for undergraduates, fresh graduates, corps members, the unemployed and potential entrepreneurs to access first hand information on job creation strategies, becoming more employable, providing business exposure, creating awareness for the entrepreneurship opportunities in the various sectors of the Nigerian economy and ensuring that talents and skills are matched with available openings for the needed productivity towards achieving sustainable national development.