A student-focused group, Global Interns Nigeria, is to host its maiden career guidance workshop tagged: The career connect series.
Tertiary institution and high school students are expected to attend the event holding on August 22, at Eko Hotels and Suites on Victoria Island, Lagos.
The event, aimed at guiding students towards the right career path and prospects associated with them, will feature facilitators from various professions to address critical issues students encounter when making career choices.
The group’s Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Modupe, said the initiative was informed by the need to properly guide the youth on their career paths. She said the workshop would help young people to understand the meaning of career choices and networking.
“We promise the event would be practical and interactive between students and facilitators,” she said.
Mrs Modupe noted that students were still being forced to make career decisions in line with the desire of their parents, without looking at the prospects and satisfaction in their choices.
She said: “The workshop will provide a platform for students to enable them understand and take good decision in choices of career.”
According to her, many young people had their aspirations dashed, because it was too late to reverse the choice they wrongly made. “This is why proper career guidance becomes relevant to fill the gap and help our young people. This is what the workshop aims to achieve,” she said.
Global Interns Nigeria is an organisation that connects college and high school interns to lifelong rewarding internship jobs and volunteering programmes in Nigeria and Ghana.