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Thursday, 20 April 2017

The Workplace Youth Initiative partners with Oracle Academy and Smile Communications to empower youths with tech skills

The Workplace Youth Initiative, an NGO founded by The Workplace Centre Limited partnered with Oracle Academy to launch the maiden edition of ‘YouthInvest Initiative’. The training offered 25 Nigerian youths a free 4days Training on SQL Database. Smile Communication partnered with us to provide free internet for Training as this was a web-based training.

The training is aimed at reducing unemployment by impacting youths with the required skills and to enable them become entrepreneurs and also to become employable. The training was infused with soft skills and practical business aspects of the Oracle Product being learnt. The training will avail top participants an opportunity to participate in a further training for the attainment of a certification as Oracle Certified Junior Associate (OCJA).

The Workplace Youth Initiative will partner with organizations to place the trainees as Interns in organizations and they will have the opportunity to be enrolled in our Innovation Hub as Entrepreneurs and others will have priority access to get placed as Interns or full time jobs in various Tech Companies. Some of the trainees will also get freelance projects to work on through our Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Scheme.

The training held from 4th April- 7th April.

The next batch will be holding in July 2017, interested participants in the next batches should check out the requirements from our blog:

Applicant should send in their Resume and a Cover Letter stating why they should be chosen for this event and forward it to:

The Workplace Youth Initiative is looking to partner with various organizations to empower youths in consequent batches. There are various areas for collaboration to give back to the youths and interested organizations can reach us by sending an email to: stating sponsorship or partnership as the subject of the email.

For more information about the NGO, please visit our website:

Testimonials from the participants:
“I found the training interesting and achieving although I came from a far distance just to attend this training, I made sure I didn’t miss a day because of the value gained each day. I would like to encourage the organizers not to relent on their efforts in training more participants.’
(Olawoye Abdrazaq Abiodun, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology)

“It’s been a really wonderful experience. The training has taught me a lot of things not just technically but also on how to carry yourselves among other things. It has helped me to shape my career path.”
(Akaiso Sylvester, Heritage Polytechnic Eket)

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