Mastercard Foundation Partners With EDC To Train And Create 200,000 Jobs - Jobisco

Mastercard Foundation Partners With EDC To Train And Create 200,000 Jobs

MasterCard Foundation partners EDC to train and create 200,000 Jobs

Mastercard Foundation in collaboration with Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), in the effort to bridg the gap among the unemployed youths in Nigerian. Since last year, the foundation have commenced the training of Nigerian youths with a view to creating a minimum of 200,000 jobs in the next five years.

The director of Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), Pan-Atlantic University Mr. Peter Bankole, who revealed this on Monday said that the program is to train 200,000 Nigerian youths, over a period of five years. He stated that the whole idea of this initiative is as we train and build their capacity, we will equally support them and at the end of the day, they will create at least another 200,000 jobs.


Bankole said it is a free training program aims to boost employment creation and sustainable livelihoods, saying that This program is open to all and is primarily focused on Lagos, Kano, and Kaduna states. Through this program, 40,000 young people will be supported with the resources and learning required to start, grow, and expand their businesses every year for the next five years. He said: The program will also provide support and resources to young people who want to become employable in the creative and agricultural sectors.

According to him: The idea is that as we train them and build their capacity, we will equally support them as they create a minimum of 200,000 jobs. The programme has so far been transformational. They people present today are a very small segment of over 10,000 that have already benefited from this programme and we urge Youths who are yet to join this programme to please get on board, go on and join the Transforming Nigerian programme.


He assured that: This programme will transform you, help you get the knowledge and even more than that, we will support you to make small and big milestones in your growth plan and after that, you will also have access to funding as we already have partners to get that sorted. Sterling Bank is one of our key partners and for those in Lagos we have the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) as well…the financing will be on 9% interest rate per annum, which is very good and will only be ,made available when u have attended this programme. Read More On Financial Egde.

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