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NBC Trains Over 1327 Young Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Ltd has revealed it has trained 1,327 young Nigerians with entrepreneurial skills for self-sufficiency. NBC stated that the training was carried out at one of its editions of the #YouthEmpowered initiative.

The initiative was held in Abuja. The firm stated that the program had a strategic focus on seizing the opportunities within the modern business landscape.

NBC Trains 1327 Young Entrepreneurs: About The Event and Goals

The event took place at the picturesque Sentosa Parks and Garden, Apo Legislative Quarters. It featured over 1,300 participants who were engaged in a series of activities. According to a statement by the company, the participants were involved in a series of dynamic workshops, engaging discussions, and hands-on activities. Consequently, to equip them with the relevant skills and knowledge for navigating the competitive job market.

Olukemi Ogunsakin, Corporate Affairs, and Sustainability Lead, at NBC, explains the intention behind the initiative. She emphasized that the initiative perfectly complements one of the six focus areas of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company’s Mission 2025. The mission reveals the company’s commitment to training 1 million youths by 2025.

She said “The #Youthempowered initiative perfectly complements one of the six focus areas of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company’s Mission 2025. Since the program’s inception in Nigeria, we have recorded a cumulative reach of over 48,000 youths.

“Also, the initiative has proven its capacity to catalyze positive changes, nurturing a new generation of young, skilled individuals. Moreover, these individuals are prepared to transform the path for socioeconomic growth and success for our nation.”

“Our goal is to broaden our reach and impact as many young Nigerians as we can.” 

NBC Trains 1327 Young Entrepreneurs To Equip Them With Necessary Skills

The event was designed to provide young Nigerians with critical entrepreneurship and employability skills. Additionally, it features interactive and interesting sessions. These sessions offered attendees profound insights into emerging trends and industry best practices.

Participants were enlightened on the fundamentals of AI and its applications in career development. This equips them with crucial skills essential for navigating the digital era.

However, beyond academic knowledge, the program emphasized networking and mentorship skills. It described them as indispensable pillars of long-term success.

Through tailored mentorship sessions and networking opportunities with industry experts, participants forge meaningful connections. Also, they gain valuable insights into diverse career pathways.

NBC Trains 1327 Young Entrepreneurs: A Fulfilment Of NBC’s Mission

Building on the successes of past events held across several institutions and communities including Lagos and Abuja, the #YouthEmpowered initiative persists as a testament to NBC’s passion to foster economic empowerment amongst youths in Nigeria. 

Additionally, it remains an integral component of Nigerian Bottling Company’s expansive mission to equip individuals aged 16-35 with the essential skills required for securing employment and self-reliance opportunities. Since its inception in Nigeria in 2017, the initiative has positively impacted over 48,000 youths spanning 10 cities and 10 campuses.

Finally, by instilling entrepreneurship and career employability skills, #YouthEmpowered continues to transform and enrich lives. Also, it makes substantial social and economic contributions to Nigeria.

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Abdullahi Kafayat
Abdullahi Kafayat

Abdullahi Kafayat is an enthusiastic writer interested in the tech world. She's a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University and has a BSc in Chemistry. You can reach her at Kafayatabdullahi17@gmail.com.

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