Addressing Youth Unemployment Through CSAAE Career Building and Entrepreneurship Program (CBEP).

Nigeria has the fastest growing youthful population in the world. After their graduation from tertiary institutions, a majority of Nigerian youth are not gainfully employed.

Worst still, some resort to criminal activities and other social vices that undermine the stability of the society while others end up committing suicide due to frustration and peer pressure. A report on Labour Force Statistics released by the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics in 2017 states that over 22.64 million Nigerian youth (52.65%) between age 15 and 34 are either unemployed or underemployed.

Massive unemployment as we have it in Nigeria today is not good for any society. This is because unemployed youths are readily available for anti-social criminal activities that undermine the stability of the society. Little wonder terrorist groups, prostitution, kidnapping, “yahoo yahoo” and other criminal gangs are fast growing across the nation.

Launched in 2014 as a solution to massive unemployment in the country, CBEP engages youth in discussions about career direction while helping them navigate three paths from college to career: entering the workforce, pursuing a graduate degree, or starting a business. These youths, in turn, commit to using their careers to enhance the greater good for Africa.

CBEP grooms young people on how to:

  1. Become successful entrepreneurs;
  2. Secure dream jobs;
  3. Secure educational and training opportunities at home or abroad;
  4. Create, manage, save and grow money and;
  5. Get involved in civic activities.

Beyond the foundation training, CSAAE Career and Business Development Service Providers will provide extended consulting services to interested participants to help them land dream jobs, initiate enterprises in areas of market demand or get the education they need.

CBEP provides senior secondary schools, tertiary institutions, churches, student associations, cooperate bodies and NGOs the opportunity to help their young people build the capacities, competencies, and character to accomplish career goals and contribute to Africa’s social economic development. Available packages for the training include a single panel training which covers one key area, a multi-panel training covering more than one key area and a full panel training that covers all key areas.

Launched in 2013, CSAAE is dedicated to harnessing the potential of young people and providing the kinds of tools and training that endow them with the capacities, competencies, and character necessary to sustain themselves, create opportunities that help others sustain themselves and embrace their roles as critical actors in building a better Africa. CSAAE is registered as a non-profit organization in Nigeria and a 501(c)(3) in the United States.

 

ANUCHIRIM, SHEDRACK.

(Emerging Political Leader)