After the successful hosting of the first Information Technology Job and Career Fair in Akure, Ondo state, the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has stepped up preparations for the next fairs holding in Lagos and Abuja. The fairs will hold in Lagos (at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja) on Tuesday 26th March, 2013 and in Abuja (at the Abuja Sheraton Hotel & Towers) on Tuesday 28th May, 2013.
Turnout was impressive in Akure. Students and young graduates in computer science and related fields turned out in large numbers. The direct engagement of job seekers, experienced IT career development advisors, employers and recruitment agencies was both revealing and fruitful. Kicking off the Akure job fair, Chinedu Onuoha, Executive Secretary, NCS described massive job creation as a national priority for sustainable development.
According to him, NCS is intent on ensuring the nation taps into the employment capabilities of IT. The NCS Job and Career job fairs facilitate progress by highlighting job, career and entrepreneurship opportunities in the IT industry. The fairs will also connect employers and prospective job candidates with a view to redressing the unacceptable job situation in Nigeria, especially with regard to young graduates. Jobs and Career Empowerment to Excel in Information Technology – IT Job and Career Fair.
During the Akure fair, Accenture, global management consulting and technology services company, carried out job tests for prospective candidates and Jobberman, job recruitment firm, analyzed CVs of jobs seekers and made appropriate recommendations. Attendees received first hand information and guidance about jobs and career opportunities.
Iyiola Ayoola, Director, Corporate Affairs, NCS, spoke on the importance of NCS and Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) for IT career development in Nigeria. He provided participants with the much needed direction as well as the issues of IT professionalism relating to NCS and CPN.
Jide Awe, Chairman, Publicity and Events Committee, NCS, delivered a presentation on “Training as a tool for Empowerment”. He noted that training encompasses the acquisition of skills, concepts or attitudes that result in improved performance. According to him, training is important in the IT industry because it empowers by reducing the dependency of individuals and IT professionals on “handouts” and foreign experts. Trainees essentially become active participants in creating their own destinies. Noting that, though ability to learn is important, the ability to translate learning into action is the decisive competitive advantage.
Though Lagos and Abuja job fairs are free to attend, interested participants need to register with NCS before the event.
To Register Before the Event and For Presentation and Exhibition, Contact:
The National Secretariat
Plot, 10 Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Alausa, Ikeja – Lagos
email@example.com | 01-7744600
or call Iyiola on 08023402917 | Ijeoma on 08037213920 | Taiwo on 08098647348
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