NESDIp

NATIONAL EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME                                                                                                                                              

A strategic employers’ led intervention programme designed to equip graduates with competitive soft and transferable skills needed in the 21st century world of work

Background

 

Human capital is a critical asset for national development. The economy of a nation is only as good as its human capital resource and its growth and sustainable development is determined by the quality of same.

 

In line with the fast changing world that is driven by innovation, technology and highly competitive business environment, the demands and expectations of the 21st century world of work are dynamic and so are the workplace skills requirements for employees to function. Employers of labour are constantly in search of potential employees with contemporary and relevant skills that can add value to their enterprise endeavours.

 

The prevailing employability challenge among young people is a phenomenon that must be addressed and the need for government and relevant stakeholders to harness, nurture and equip the nation’s critical asset with contemporary and relevant skills and to engage their comparative demographic advantage, which finds expression in numerical strength, creative ingenuity, resilience and raw energy for the benefit of the nation.

 

Young people (fresh and unemployed graduates) lack these emerging and contemporary workplace skills hence the prevailing employability challenge among young people. This gap has become a phenomenon that has thrown critical concerns to employers of labour.

 

The National Bureau of Statistics report of September, 2016 revealed that 13.5 million youth of employable age are currently unemployable. It is to address this gap that the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Centre for Human Resource Development (CHRD)  is strategically partnering with the Nigerian Youth Chamber of Commerce (NYCC) as the Organized Private Sector (OPS) platform and Business Membership Organization (BMO) for young people to deliver the National Employability Skills Development and Internship Programme for fresh and unemployed graduates in Nigeria to prepare and equip them with the critical relevant workplace skills that are required in the 21st century.

 

ABOUT NESDIP

 

National Employability Skills Development and Internship Programme (NESDIP) is developed by the Nigerian Youth Chamber of Commerce, and the National Open University of Nigeria to provide employability training and internship opportunity for fresh and unemployed graduates.

 

NESDIP is an innovative critical human capital development and work-ready initiative designed to adequately address the deficit of labour requirement occasioned by the prevailing workplace skills gap. The programme will equip young people with contemporary and relevant skills not only to enable them unlock their innate potentials but to also to provide opportunity for them to express themselves, productively engage and compete  in the fast changing 21st century.

 

 

NESDIP OBJECTIVE

 

The main objective of NESDIP as an intervention programme is to build a critical mass of employable and work ready human resources for national development thereby reducing the escalating rate of unemployment.

 

NESDIP TRAINING PROGRAMME

 

The training components of NESDIP are drawn from globally acknowledge 21st century workplace skill  designed to be thought provoking, participatory and interactive  sessions delivered in a 21 days comprehensive engagement that provides interns with the opportunity for experiential and practical learning exercise.

 

The National Employability Skills Development and Internship Programme is a nationwide sustainable employability training and capacity building programme to be delivered by adopting the use of blended experiential learning activities and delivery modes.

 

Faculty for NESDIP is drawn from the organized private sector, certified members of professional organizations with cognate experience in human resource headhunting, training, recruitment and management as well as employers of labour to deliver and share practical workplace experience along the lines of their expectations from employees/potential employees.

 

NESDIP TRAINING COMPONENTS

 

  1. The 21st century workplace
  1. Personal Skills
  1. People Skills
  1. Workplace Skills
  1. Applied Knowledge Skills
  1. Analytical models
  1. Job seeking essentials

 

NESDIP STRUCTURE

 

NESDIP is an experiential and practical learning programme structured to achieve the ultimate objective of imbibing skills and building competence of young people to function seamlessly and productively in the 21st workplace

 

NESDIP is structured to provide the following;

 

  1. A comprehensive three (3) weeks intensive Employers led training on contemporary workplace skills
  1. A three (3) months Internship Programme to demonstrate skills learned and opportunity to gain practical workplace experience
  1. Graduation and issuance of National Employability Proficiency Certificate upon satisfactory employer recommendation on completion of Internship Programme
  1. Profiling on the Eagle Intern Online Portal pool of work ready human capital from where Employers of Labour can draw from
  1. Outstanding Interns are treated with preferences
  1. Corporate engagement to source for job prospects and placement
  1. Continuous engagement and refresher training to enhance productivity and peak performance in the workplace

 

Training Content for the Award of Proficiency Certificate in Employability Skills

FACULTY:  The Organized Private Sector/Employers of Labour

S/N

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

COMPOSITION

INSIGHT

DELIVERY

1.

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

 

Ø  Orientation

Ø  Ground Rules, Process and Procedures

Ø  Brain teasers/Motivation

 

Day 1

2.

PRE-TRAINING SELF-SSESSMENT

Ø  Self-Appraisal

Ø  Programme Appreciation

Ø  Interactive sessions

Ø  Questions/Answers

 

Day 1

 

3.

PERSONAL SKILLS

Ø  Self-Discovery

Ø  Perception

Ø  Behavioral Patterns

Ø  Internalized Values

Ø  Initiative and self-motivation

Ø  Personal impact/confidence

Ø  Verbal communication

Ø  Initiative/self-motivation

Ø  Drive

Ø  Flexibility

Ø  Integrity

Ø  Interpersonal sensitivity

Ø  Creativity

Awareness of self, purpose passion, motivation, abilities, values & weaknesses 

 

 

Day 2 and Day 3

 

 

4.

PEOPLE SKILLS

Ø  Attitude

Ø  Teamwork

Ø  Interpersonal relationship

Ø  Leadership

Ø  Communication

Ø  Respect

Ø  Stress tolerance

Understanding Team dynamics, individual difference, relationship management and self-control

Day 4 and Day 5

 

5.

WORKPLACE SKILLS

Ø  Business fundamentals

Ø  Commercial awareness

Ø  Analyzing & investigating

Ø  Planning & organizing

Ø  Time management

Ø  Negotiating & persuading

Ø  Action planning

Ø  Decision-making

Ø  Problem solving

Ø  Customer focus

Ø  Written communication

Ø  Marketing/Sales

Ø  Working with tools technology

Understanding the workplace and how it works

Day 6 and Day 7

 

6.

APPLIED KNOWLEDGE

Ø  Global skills

Ø  Self-development /Lifelong learning

Ø  Developing professionalism

Ø  Numeracy

Ø  Literacy

Ø  Critical thinking

Ø  Innovation

Ø  Reading

Ø  Writing

Ø  ICT

Ø  Emotional Intelligence

Ø  Presentation

Understanding the world as a global village and taking advantage emerging trends to remain relevant

Basic ICT skills in Microsoft Office (Word, PPT, Excel)

Day 8 and Day 9

 

7.

JOB SEEKING ESSENTIALS

Ø  CV writing

Ø  Attending an Interview

Ø  Negotiating emolument

Understanding job seeking essentials and how to win

Day 10

 

Day 11

8.

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OF WORK

Ø  How  the office works

Ø  Intrapreneurship

Ø  Work Ethics and Culture

Ø  Service Excellence

Ø  Professionalism

Understanding the world of work and how to excel

Day 12

 

9.

ANALYTICAL MODELS

Ø  Environmental Scanning

Ø  SWOT Analysis

Ø  Cash flow Quadrant

Ø  Business Model Canvas

Understanding basic analytical tools and the imperative of analysis

Day 13

10.

ROLE PLAY

 

Ø  Developing personal Resumes

Ø   Interviews

Ø  Internship/Work experience

 

Day 14

11.

ROLE PLAY

Ø  Reporting Writing

Ø  Individual Business Proposals

Ø  Group Business Proposals

 

Day 15

12.

FIELD WORK

Ø  Practical field experience exercises

 

Day 16 – 20

13.

POST TRAINING SELF-ASSESSMENT

Ø  Post programme self-assessment

Ø  Presentation of Certificates Programme closing

 

Day 21

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