Tuesday, 4 June 2013

FMITI & UNIDO Entrepreneurship and Careers Fair 2013

 An entrepreneurship and career fairs aimed at university and Secondary school graduates is scheduled to hold in Abuja on the 27th of June 2013 and 4th July 2013 in Lagos. This would be the first event of its kind hosted by Nigeria’s Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment (FMITI) in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). The fair aims to host and train over 1,000 university and secondary school graduates between the ages of 18 – 35 years.The programme which will take place at the Velodrome, Abuja and at the Landmark Village.

This programme aims to help train young Nigerians who are willing to start their own businesses.The event will also help pool job seekers and recruiters. It will also showcase successful entrepreneurs and promote alternative forms of employment, including self employment. Young Agro Entrepreneurs across the country are urged to try and mark these dates on your calendars. The event is shaping up to be a very productive and empowering fair for those that would particiapte. With over 30 collaborating companies and 15 federal ministries engaged, this would definitely be one of the largest entrepreneur training fair to be hosted this year.

According to a statement released over the weekend by UNIDO, young Nigerians who were eager to start their own businesses would have a chance to meet and interact with entrepreneurs and representatives of organisations, institutions and companies during the fairs.“UNIDO and FMITI are to utilise the partnership to establish public-private knowledge sharing platforms that will allow unemployed youths to access job opportunities in local businesses and institutions across the country.’’UNIDO said an inter-ministerial committee has been inaugurated in February by the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Samuel Ortom to this effect. 


A few of the key compaies, ministroes and aganecies involved are :

The ministries of Education,
Labour and Productivity,
Women Affairs,
Youth Development.
The Industrial Training Fund (ITF),
National Board for Technical Education,
National Committee on Job Creation,
National Directorate of Employment (NDE)
National University Commission (NUC)
Small and Medium Enterprises Development of Nigeria (SMEDAN),
Bank of Industry (BOI)
National Board of Technical Education (NABTEC)
Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)
Manufacturing Association of Nigeria (MAN)
Nigeria Chamber of Commerce Cooperatives Industries, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA).