We surely thought the pandemic was done! But apparently, it rages on with its ongoing global effects transforming the way we live, learn, and work across sectors. Our world has completely changed. What was once normal has become abnormal. And what was not normal, is what we now call ‘The New Normal’.
For young people, launching a career now in the wake of the unprecedented global economic downturn can be very scary. Entering the job market without any considerable experience or outstanding skill, can leave you feeling frustrated and unmotivated about work.
To kick-off a successful career, it would be helpful to first and foremost, give yourself momentum by investing your time in learning valuable skills that would help you succeed in this new world. Skills that would benefit your career now and in the future.
The Young Professional Scholarship program is an initiative of Growth Caza by BNET Learning that caters to this need. Its goal is to empower young professionals in Nigeria, who are interested in earning certifications and acquiring skills that are relevant in today’s world of work.
Employment for young people is crucial to achieve sustainable economic development. The entry of young skilled people in the productive sectors of an economy, enables the economy to sustain or increase its productivity and compete in the global marketplace. However, for a very long time, the problem of unemployment has been a challenge for youths in many developing countries including Nigeria.
While there is the challenge of discrepancy between the number of educated young people seeking employment and the availability of good-paying and rewarding jobs, there is also the added constraint of young people lacking essential skills, making them inadequately prepared for such roles.
The implication of this is that education alone is not enough to attract meaningful employment, as many trained young people don’t have skills that are relevant in today’s job market.
What then is the way forward?
How can young people successfully navigate their way around the problem?
The practical solution would be to invest in skill development courses and hands-on training programs to acquire required experience. But the high cost of these programs further presents a challenge for young people in the society.
To tackle this problem and bridge the skill gap in the young professional labour force, The Young Professional Scholarship Program aims to provide training scholarships worth over $1,800 to 50 young professionals in Nigeria who have keen interest in Business Analysis, Data Analysis, Project Management, and Database Management. This scholarship is part of the Growth Caza By BNET Learning initiative to create access to valuable opportunities for individuals within the professional community.
Growth Caza by BNET Learning Unveiled
Growth Caza is an impact-focused platform and online community under the BNET Learning umbrella, that caters to a diverse group of professionals and serves as a place to learn, connect, seek and provide the support they need to grow. Growth Caza is set out to help position professionals for growth through intentional nurturing and building a diverse professional network.
BNET Learning on the other hand, is a 21st Century Corporate Learning Platform built upon a passion to see individuals and organizations grow, excel and attain set goals while aligning knowledge and competencies with global standards and best practices. You can check out some of the professional courses we offer on our website.
The Young Professional Scholarship Program presents a unique opportunity for graduates and young people in the professional community, to enhance their knowledge and increase their chances in the job pool, amidst rapidly changing trends in the world economic system.
All scholarship applicants will also have the opportunity to be a part of an online community of diverse groups of professionals where they will be intentionally nurtured for growth via mentorship and networking opportunities.
This means that they will not only have access to a wide range of knowledge resources, but will also get to work in close collaboration with professionals who are experts in their field of work.
This Scholarship Program is an eight weeks intensive professional development program where candidates will engage in intensive training on either:
- Business Analysis & Project Management Professional Cohort.
- Data Analysis and Database Management Cohort.
The winners of the scholarship will be announced live at the BNET Learning yearly flagship event, Finishing Strong 2021. This is a virtual event held to foster career growth & advancement amongst individuals in the professional community. It is free for all to attend. Click here to save yourself a seat for this event.
How to Apply for the Scholarship?
Application for the Young Professional Scholarship Program 2021 is currently ongoing. Application closes on the 6th of December, 2021. To apply, click on this link https://bit.ly/3E8oD5u, register for the Finishing Strong event, and follow the instructions on the page promptly.
Dear Young Professional, this could be the biggest milestone for your future career and personal growth.
It couldn’t be easier! Register NOW!!!
For more information, kindly send an email to [email protected].