Now in its 23rd year, application is now open for the Junior Achievement Nigeria Venture in Management Program (ViMP), a program targeted at raising ethical business leaders who will proceed to start their businesses or manage established businesses and social enterprises.
After a rigorous selection process, outstanding members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who are either currently serving or have recently concluded service will go through the program at the Lagos Business School (LBS) where they will be exposed to lessons on Strategy, Business Management, Finance, Corporate Governance, Ethics, Entrepreneurship and Leadership as well as MBA modeled business cases.
The program aims to empower young people by enabling their emergence into dynamic business leaders and entrepreneurs, improving their knowledge and skills in effective business management. Participants are expected to acquire not only theoretical knowledge but also analytical, and problem-solving skills via interactive training sessions with some of Nigeria’s leading business executives. The program also includes stimulating classroom meetings and case studies, culminating in a strategy workshop where participants present solutions to real-world business scenarios.
Speaking about the program, the Executive Director, Junior Achievement Nigeria, Foluso Gbadamosi said “We see the Venture in Management Program as an opportunity to equip and empower young graduates for the world of work as well as prepare them to start their own businesses. Looking at the growing unemployment rate in Nigeria, it’s important as a stakeholder in the social economic education sector to contribute our quota to reducing the unemployment rate by equipping young people with the skills required to thrive, and helping them own their economic future. This year’s edition will also be a hybrid model, thereby giving us the opportunity to admit more applicants into the program. I, therefore, encourage corps members and recent graduates to apply. We are grateful to Parthian Partners, GB Foods, Lagos Business School, Channels Television and Verraki Partners for supporting this program.”
As with previous editions, the application form is free and interested applicants can apply online by visiting https://ja-nigeria.org/venture-in-management-program/
ViMP 2023 is proudly sponsored by Parthian Partners and supported by Lagos Business School.
About Junior Achievement Nigeria
Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) is a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAWW), the world’s largest and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization with a 120-country network. Since its inception in 1999, JAN has reached over one million students in over 20,000 classrooms in all 36 states across the country and the FCT through over 5000 volunteers. As part of a global network, JAN can leverage resources and expertise to deliver localized cutting-edge experiential programmes built on JAWW’s four pillars of Work Readiness, Entrepreneurship, Financial literacy, and Digital Literacy, to in-and-out-of-school youths, ages 5 to 27, free of charge.
For more information, visit www.ja-nigeria.org