As part of activities to mark the International Women’s Day, Centre for Information Technology (CITAD), in partnership with Jobberman, Nigeria largest online platform on Wednesday in Kano, trained two hundred young women on Employability Skills.
The Program Implementation Officer, Precious Imuwahen Ajoonu, (Jobberman) said the platform intends to reach out to 5 million young people particularly job seekers so as to train them on Employability Skills and match them with dignified jobs in the next five years.
She said, the choice to train women in kano and by extension the North is connected to the fact that people in the region are under-served.
According to her, the training which focuses on how to write a CV, Cover letters, how to prepare for interviews as well as how to negotiate for salaries as it has been observed that many women are ready to accept whatever is been offered them without considering what value they are bringing to the table, would help women project themselves in a more standard way.
She said, women, who are the backbone of every society needs to be given more chances to occupy prominent positions in the boardrooms so as to bring on board, special skills in their areas of specialization for the growth of the work-force.
Ajoonu further stated that the training will continue in other selected states in the region so as to equip more women with virtually everything needed to acquire their desired jobs.
She charged the participants to pursue their dreams and believe in themselves just as records have shown women whom have excelled greatly in different fields of life just like their male counterparts.
Speaking on the occasion, the program officer, Gender and Internet Advocacy CITAD, Maryam Ado Haruna, stated that the Centre has empowered women in the past on various skills and acquisition programs in a bid to cover up the huge gab between the men and women in the Northern part of the country when it comes to earning a living and productivity.
She said the collaboration is hoped to make more impacts as the both CITAD and Jobberman share similar objectives which would enable them reach out to more women in the society and empower them with needed skills to survive in any field of work they find themselves.
Furthermore, Maryam stated that writing of CV itself is a business one can build a career on and that with such a training, one can begin to write CVs for people to earn a living.