Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) and KPMG Nigeria have successfully completed the JA Career Success Program for Secondary School Students. which included a STEM curriculum. The ceremony, held at the KPMG Tower, Victoria Island, Lagos, sparks a significant step towards equipping young individuals with the essential skills and knowledge required to build resilience in the future.
The 7-week program was tailored to empower senior secondary school students with the necessary skills that would enable them to become employable for high-growth career opportunities. Developed by JA Nigeria, the curriculum also imparted the participants with job readiness skills that would help them harness decision-making abilities essential in the future.
The program emphasized critical areas and fundamental skills required for navigating and excelling in life. This encompasses the 4Cs: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, along with vital soft skills, STEM education, personal branding, and practical job-seeking tools such as resume writing, cover letters, interviews, and digital profile building.
Foluso Gbadamosi, the Executive Director of Junior Achievement Nigeria, expressed joy at the Program’s success, calling it a significant milestone in their commitment to empowering young minds. She highlighted the inclusion of STEM in the JA Career Success Program, emphasizing dedication to preparing students for future challenges. Gbadamosi expressed delight in witnessing the positive impact of collaboration with KPMG Nigeria, celebrating the growth and potential of each participant. She reiterated their steadfast vision to inspire and prepare young people for global success, eagerly anticipating the transformative journey with future generations.
According to Mr. Tola Adeyemi – the Senior Partner, KPMG West Africa, “At KPMG, our purpose is to Inspire Confidence and Empower Change. We are proud of our partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria in running the recently concluded Career Success Programme. This program has been instrumental in endowing secondary school students with knowledge and insights in critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
To our resilient students and mentees, remember that your dreams are valid and within reach. The skills you have developed during this program serve as the stepping stones to a brighter future. We extend our special appreciation to Junior Achievement Nigeria, whose unwavering commitment to education and skill development has undoubtedly set the stage for a brighter future.”
The closing ceremony had in attendance the staff of KPMG and Junior Achievement Nigeria, the Principal Education Officer, Lagos State Education District IV, Mrs. Omolaoye Adebisi, student representatives, teachers, and volunteers from both JA Nigeria and KPMG.