He adds that although the government is taking steps to address the unemployment challenge through programmes such as Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria, tagged, ‘You Win’ initiative and Skill Acquisition and Entreprise Development – which was recently incorporated into the National Youth Service Corp for young graduates – yet, “these efforts are insufficient to meet the enormous challenges unemployment poses in this country.”
According to him, many of the graduates are unprepared for the writing needs required to get jobs or start one while many others do not know how to compose meaningful resumes that can attract jobs. A number of them, he says, also want to start social ventures or businesses but do not understand what it takes to develop a viable business plan.
Through his penpreneurs initiative, Awosusi says, fresh graduates will be trained on how to write resume and business proposals. Other skills include the ability to design proposal for support for a social venture, ability to seek employment in online custom writing companies, commencing blogging for personal or corporate use and the ability to provide writing services at the primary place of assignment.
Awosusi calls his initiative, Corpers Writing Opportunity, which trains 100 interested youth corps members in NYSC Secretariat for four weeks.
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