W.TEC on the 30th of September, at the University of Lagos launched a new phase of its ”She can with ICT” program. This project holding at the University of Lagos comprises a series of ICT workshops for undergraduate ladies at the University.
This program is an initiative of W.TEC’s ”She can with ICT” designed to expose young women in tertiary institutions who are about to conclude their undergraduate programs, and about to step into the job market, in-depth and practical entrepreneurial and ICT skills and tools that would help them prepare for the technology-driven workplace. While the entrepreneurship education imparts entrepreneurial skills and attitudes to these young women as well as favorably disposes them towards establishing own businesses, the ICT resources will help enhance their business and career opportunities. This will empower them to contribute positively towards the nation’s economic development.
Participants are introduced to a number of online and offline entrepreneurship modules that gives an understanding of how to harness the power of ICT tools and skills as core drivers for startups and careers for young people. The 10-month training will entail extensive Digital Literacy, Entrepreneurship workshops, Job readiness/Internship and Mentorship programs.
The objectives of the workshops are:
o Identifying and learning digital literacy and business promotion tools.
o Using technology to enhance and support the work of small enterprises.
o Providing a more conducive environment in the form of quality infrastructural facilities and startup
financial support for the young entrepreneurs.
o Pitching business ideas to potential investors by innovative Startups.
o Introducing young women to support networks – Financial, technology, advocacy etc., both online and
o Introducing young women to online resources they can harness for their businesses and workplace.
The major expected outcome of the program is to achieve the following:
o Train at least one thousand (1,000) young women to use ICT productively
o Have at least one hundred (150) women who have started and grown their start-up businesses
Participants of this program stand the chance of exposure to numerous opportunities.
The program’s launch was a huge success with W.TEC’s Executive Director Mrs. Oreoluwa Lesi highlighting all the gains of the program designed to emancipate and aid,fresh Nigerian graduates in times of recession, her presentation was backed by the presentations of partnering organizations through their representatives at the event.