UNIDO, HP trains 200 people on entrepreneurship, ICT
The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has so far trained about 200 people in Entrepreneurship and ICT through its UNIDO HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (LIFE) project.
Ms Desire Kahel, UNIDO Master Trainer, made this known on Thursday in Abuja, while speaking with the press on the sideline of the UNIDO/HP LIFE Programme.
Kahel, who is the Vice President of Shancousins, Business School, said that the training will help the participants generate business ideas and skills that can help them expand their businesses.
NAN reports that the UNIDO HP LIFE project was designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners to develop their business and IT skills.
The project aims to empower mainly young men and women with practical entrepreneurship, IT and business development skills.
“Its target beneficiaries include university graduates, undergraduates, students in technical and vocational institutions, aspiring and existing entrepreneurs.
To achieve this objective, UNIDO has so far completed the first phase of a specialised training for 41 trainers out of which 10 are certified as Master Trainers.
According to Kahel, UNIDO is ready to support the Federal Government Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) in facilitating job creation by implementing entrepreneurship training programme to strengthen the SMEs sector in Nigeria.
She said that the training programme started first week of August 2017 and they had graduated about 200 participants.
“One of the major benefits of the programme is to help entrepreneurs achieve their objectives which are to generate business ideas for those who are not in business.
“`We are talking about generating valuable ideas because there are factors to consider when you talk about idea generation, you have to find out your target market.
“What is the value you are bringing to the table, what is the market size all these have to be put into consideration?
“You have to also find out the strength of the industry and who your competitors are and the likely hindrance.”
She said that UNIDO understands that the essence of entrepreneurship is to create jobs and grow businesses, adding that they discovered that most businessmen do not celebrate their first anniversary.
According to her, through these courses in marketing, operations and finance and ICT, participants will understand various business ideas.
“On ICT, this is why we have online part of the course, those who are not ICT compliance would be forced to learn basic ICT tools to accomplish the online part of the course.
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