110 benefit from Graduate Internship Scheme in Anambra

Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 17 December 2015 | 3,400 times

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The Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS), at a career development and entrepreneurship training for interns in Anambra State, has graduated a total of 100 interns with various degrees of entrepreneurship skills.

Speaking at the send-forth held at the Marble Arch Hotels in Awka, the project Director, P.M. Parka, who was represented by Mr Peter Enweru, said that the interns has been energised to take minimum advantage of the opportunities provided for them by the scheme, which he classified into personal and social skills.

His words: “A period of 12 months of internship at that time seemed endless. Yet today, its end is just around the corner. I believe that for you, the internship period has come with successes, challenges and attendant curiosities. It has also brought you to crossroad, where you are now able to ask yourself the question of who you have become through the process of GIS and how that prepares you for where you want to be in future.

“It promised during the orientation training that there would be an exit-training, the thrust of which is to engage you in a review of your experience; assess your progress and plan for your entry into your planned business or career.”

Programmes in the GIS career training include evaluating the job market and understanding the process of recruitment, tips for preparing and uploading CV on a CV portal, interview, salary negotiations and employment offer, among others.

Earlier in his opening remark, the state co-ordinator for National Directorate of Employment, Mr Mbata, hailed the graduating students, saying that they have been inaugurated into the larger world, different from the microcosm where they are currently operating.

He said: “The business environment may appear a bit hostile, especially for beginners; either in public or private sectors and even in the open world. You might also compare yourselves with the period when you were in school, but remember that now you are out of school and facing the realities of life.

A lot of challenges will stand in your way, but all you need is to embrace them headlong and you will conquer the environment.”

•Photo shows Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State.

Source: News Express

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