The Executive Director, Junior Achievement Nigeria, Foluso Gbadamosi has advised young people to acquire relevant future skills that would make them competitive not only in their local environment but also in the global space.
Foluso made this call on Thursday, April 27, at the JCI Nigeria training session during the Southern Conference which was held at Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.
While speaking on the topic – “Skills, Talent, Innovation & Technology: Necessary Tools To Thrive In a Competitive Economy”, Foluso highlighted crucial skills needed to thrive in this era including organizational skills, communication skills, collaboration skills, critical thinking skills and she demonstrated how these skills can be improved.
She however encouraged the participants to be future-oriented in their skill acquisition process, citing the study from McKinsey Global Institute which revealed that by 2030, demand for high cognitive skills such as creativity, critical thinking, decision making, and complex information processing, will increase by 19%.
In a similar development, the Executive Director participated as a speaker in the TEDxOluyole which was held last Saturday, April 29. She spoke about the power of education in nation-building, drawing insights from the impact Junior Achievement Nigeria has made over the years particularly how JAN’s beneficiaries have improved their lives after acquiring critical skills in entrepreneurship, work readiness, financial literacy and digital literacy.
She further emphasized the importance of education for economic growth and development, calling on the government and other stakeholders to continue to contribute to the attainment of UN SDG 4 – Quality Education.