GIS Targets 50,000 Graduates – SURE-P0
SURE – P – The Graduate Internship Scheme has been designed and introduced as part of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Program (SURE-P) for graduates to be placed in interested and demonstrated viable firms/organizations where they would be mentored and supported to develop or strengthen core skills with potential to enhance their employability, an officer of Federal Ministry of Finance Abubakar Sani Jega has said.
Speaking during the opening ceremony of a 3-days orientation training for interns and representative of Firms at Uyi Grand Hotel, Benin-city Edo State, Jega who was represented by the National Coordinator of Scheme, Mr Peter Papka, disclosed that the scheme is doggedly determined to achieve the target of enlisting 50, 000 graduates into the programme to improve their employability skills.
Other objectives of the scheme according to Jega include- to provide the interns an opportunity to share experiences with other participants, including firm representatives on opportunities and challenges in the workplace as well as to expose interns to opportunities for life after internship.
In his address to the interns, a consultant with SIGADEP Consults, Innocent Moses commended the Federal Government for the initiative while applauding the rich content of the training which cut across- on work etiquette, personal appreciation and development, improving employability skills and a dose on how to optimize the internship period.
He therefore challenged the Edo State graduates to optimize the opportunity to turn around their fortune. The training which was executed by SIGADEP consults was concluded on Friday 20th March 2015 at Uyi Grand Hotel and Suite , GRA, Benin City.