Terraskills Learning Systems Limited
May 05, 2023
Terraskills Learning Systems Limited, an esteemed institution accredited by the International Association for Quality Assurance in Pre-Tertiary & Higher Education (QAHE), has launched the Terraskills Graduate Employability Skills (GES) program in Abuja. This groundbreaking initiative aims to address the pressing issue of unemployment among Nigerian graduates by equipping them with essential employability skills.
The launch event witnessed the presence of notable personalities, including Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, Deputy Senate Chief Whip, and Senator Amos Bulus Kilawangs, representing Gombe South. Also in attendance were Aminu Mohammed, Director General (DG) of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Mr. Adam Isa Badamasi, Chairman of Terraskills, and Prince Donald Ejieke Oguwa, General Manager of Terraskills.
During his opening address, Folade Olaitan, the business development manager of Terraskills, highlighted the extensive array of courses that will be offered as part of the one-month duration GES program. Olaitan emphasized the need for Nigerian graduates to acquire the skills demanded by employers in today's competitive private sector job market.
The Terraskills GES program encompasses over 300 courses, featuring more than 70 facilitators from diverse sectors. Some of the courses include job primers recruitment solution, Digital literacy skills, Terranovatin hub, Terraskills mentorship services, counseling services, Terraskills for enterprise, Terraskills for family, and Terraskills for kids.
Prince Donald Oguwa, General Manager of Terraskills, highlighted the program's objective of addressing the unemployment and skills gap among young Nigerians, particularly graduates. Oguwa expressed concern over the escalating rate of unemployment, with over 26 million young Nigerians currently without jobs. He emphasized that tackling unemployment is a national priority, and the GES program offers a vital opportunity for young people to reclaim their lives, careers, and future.
Prince Donald proceeded to address the participating trainees, outlining the diverse learning experiences they will encounter throughout the program. These experiences include activities, seminars, simulations, role-plays, discussions, lectures, fieldwork, indoor and outdoor events, as well as group and team projects. These immersive learning journeys will equip the trainees with the necessary skills to enhance productivity and adaptability.
Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, the Chief Whip of the Senate, acknowledged that the lack of adequately trained graduates possessing the requisite skills for securing jobs contributes to the high unemployment rate in Nigeria. He emphasized that blaming President Muhammadu Buhari or the National Assembly is not the solution, but rather, a collective effort is required to groom graduates effectively.
Kalu shared his own entrepreneurial experience and highlighted the importance of continuous learning and training for personal and professional growth. He commended the Terraskills graduate skills training program and encouraged participants to seize the opportunity to acquire valuable skills.
Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the founder of Terraskills, emphasized that the program is the result of three years of extensive research, driven by the goal of developing human capital and improving the productivity of Nigerian companies. He reassured attendees that Terraskills remains committed to equipping graduates with the necessary skills to excel in the job environment.
Aminu Mohammed, the representative of the Director General (DG) of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), commended Terraskills for aligning with the ITF's mission to enhance the employability of Nigerian youth. He expressed the ITF's support and commitment to ensuring that Nigerian companies continue to foster an employable workforce.
Terraskills Learning Systems Limited, as an accredited institution by QAHE, continues to demonstrate its dedication to empowering Nigerian graduates and addressing the unemployment challenge. The launch of the Terraskills Graduate Employability Skills program marks a significant milestone in equipping graduates with the skills necessary to thrive in the ever-evolving job market.
About Terraskills Learning Systems Limited:
Terraskills Learning Systems Limited is a leading institution accredited by the International Association for Quality Assurance in Pre-Tertiary & Higher Education (QAHE). With a commitment to addressing the employability skills gap among Nigerian graduates, Terraskills offers innovative programs designed to enhance productivity and career prospects.
Terraskills Learning Systems Limited
Address: No. 14 Sunyani Street, Wuse Zone 1, Abuja, Nigeria
Phone: +234 (0) 815 5555 710