Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) is organizing Information Technology Job and Career Fairs in Akure, Lagos and Abuja to improve job and career opportunities for Nigerians. Jidaw notes that NCS is inviting job seekers and employers to participate and contribute in this innovative human capital initiative. Those interested in attending need to register before the events (Details Below).
The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) is the nation’s foremost network of Information Technology (IT) practitioners with membership strength of over 10,000, comprising IT professionals, Interest Groups and Stakeholders.
Jidaw notes that graduate unemployment is a growing concern in Nigeria. And according to the release from NCS, despite the critical role of information technology in the knowledge economy, a significant number of Computer Science and related courses graduates today find it difficult to access or get gainful employment after graduation. Unavailable employment opportunities for qualified graduates, inadequate information on business opportunities available in the profession, lack of employable skills and ineffective techniques for securing available jobs in the labour market are some of the major factors contributing to the lack of employment.
Jidaw welcomes this initiative and agrees with the assertion of the Nigeria Computer Society that the IT industry could put more people to work than a combination of three or four different sectors of the economy could do, thereby, instituting confidence in our school system, graduates and boosting our economy.
The Job Fair has been scheduled as follows:
Theme: Information Technology Job and Career Fair: Empowerment to Excel
Akure – Ondo State
Venue: Continuous Centre for Education, Hilltop, Federal University of Technology, Akure
Date: Thursday 14th February, 2013
Lagos – Lagos State
Venue: Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Lagos
Date: Tuesday 26th March, 2013
Abuja – FCT
Date: Tuesday 28th May, 2013
§ Unemployed graduates
§ Unemployed youths
§ Inventors and Investors
§ Employers of Labour
§ Job Recruiters
The IT job fairs will include seminars relating to job, careers and employment targeted at job seekers. Seminar Registration Fee is free. Jidaw will be speaking on ‘Training as a tool for empowerment’ at the IT Job & Career Fair scheduled for Akure – Ondo State on Thursday 14 th February, 2013 (During NACOSS Convention).
The NCS IT job fair is aimed at the IT field to address the need of job seeker s and organizations looking for future employees. The IT Job fairs provide unique networking opportunities to connect different employers with potential job candidates and provide job seekers on the fast track to gainful employment with opportunities to gain useful job employment insights and engage with several employers recruiting IT graduates in the same place. It is a unique opportunity for job seekers to interact with recruiters and employers. Job seekers to know about which employers match their career needs and learn more about the organization and its culture, by meeting their people and asking relevant questions.
Organizations are also able to use the job fair to fill job vacancies to promote their business, publicize job openings, screen potential job candidates and collect CVs. NCS is providing exposure opportunities for employers, job agencies, career development and human resource firms to make presentations and showcase their company offerings to the public and prospective employees.
To Register Before the Event and For Presentation and Exhibition, Contact:
The National Secretariat
Plot, 10 Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Alausa, Ikeja – Lagos
firstname.lastname@example.org | 01-7744600
or call Iyiola on 08023402917 | Ijeoma on 08037213920 | Taiwo on 08098647348