By Mayowa Adeniran, @mayowaCSNEWS
SAP NIGERIA, a leading provider in enterprise software is to shape the future of fresh school leavers through the SAP Career Mentorship Program.
The Program is partnership with AYECI AFRICA (an NGO focused on developing key initiatives for youths) is designed to help high performing students from disadvantaged backgrounds develop the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to becoming future leaders in their respective careers.
According to Ayokanmi Ayuba, the Channel Development Manager, SAP Nigeria said the key driver of this commitment is an enriching workplace mentorship experience which supports students through the process of navigating career choices, gain valuable workplace experience while in school and transition from college into a mutually-rewarding career with reputable organizations of their choice.
“In order to engage the future, we must look to the younger generation and begin to drive activities that are value add to their present and future” she said.
She said further that the program is a week-long mentorship program for fresh school leavers aligns with a shared focus on education and skills development especially for disadvantaged young people in Nigeria
According to Ayuba, twenty-five fresh school leavers will be selected based on their outstanding performance in the recent secondary school certificate examination (SSCE) and they are expected to benefit from the pilot phase of this program. The students would be placed in different SAP Partner Companies to receive an enriching workplace mentorship required to help them better understand the various career pathways and opportunities available to them.
“What’s interesting is that this mentorship program isn’t just focused on exposing students to technology based careers. Along with the opportunity to be exposed to careers within the SAP Partner Companies, students will also gain employable soft skills, she said.
She further emphasized that the goal is to achieve critical mass that will generate significant impact and the approach is to work with our local partner companies harnessing all the resources to have the greatest impact on the next generation of professionals over time.