The Management of Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) has revealed intention to partner with the Lagos State government on ReadySetWork (RSW) project, during the visit of the LASG official to the College recently.
Ready Set work is a 13 weeks Lagos State initiative designed to solve youth unemployment, capacity building with commitment to empowerment, entrepreneurship, sustainable growth and development.
Representing the Governor, the Special Adviser to the Governor on education, Mr. Obafela Bank- Olemoh noted the program will focus on graduating students of all division of national diplomas and that selected students will join other students from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos State Polythenic (LASPOTECH), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) and Caleb University, Imota in July.
Stating the criteria for selection as registration and completion of an online course, the Special Adviser asserted that 5,000 participants will engage in the 13 weeks program in any of the three selected centers (LASU, LASPOTECH and UNILAG) and that graduation is dependent on 11 weeks course attendance.
He encouraged the students to make judicious use of the program to change their lives for good because "youths live in a generation where they have to go extra mile to succeed in life". If you do not succeed, Nigeria will fail. Your life is in your hands. We are not about your class of grades and it does not stop you from succeeding in life. Make use of this opportunity", he added.
Commenting on the partnership, Rector of the institution, Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe said the College is a good pedestal to partner with the State government on the RSW project and that the initiative will provide her students with skills needed to meet global demand as quest for job creators commenced in 2016. "This project is coming particularly at a time in our national life where unemployment is a burning issue. No doubt, there will be stimulation of entrepreneurship ideas, platform for skillful employees thus increasing productivity, quality service in our industries and other productive sectors of our economy ", he explained.
Engr. Omokungbe noted Management's commitment to ensure requirements for full participation is met stressing the program will expose the graduating students and nominated facility members to new ways of imparting knowledge.