THE ENTREPRENUERSHIP AND CAREER FAIR 2013
The abuja entreprenuership fair was held at the velodrome, National stadium by the city gate in Abuja on the 27th july 2013, the event which started by 10am was aimed at bringing small scale business owners to the venue to showcase thier products and services with the aim of providing the necessary tools needed for them to grow. The event was co organized by the united nations development department UNIDO and the following ministries, federal ministry of education(FME) Federal Ministry of labour and productivity(FMLP),Federal Ministry of Youth Development(FMYD) National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) National Committee on Job Creation (NCJC),Industrial Training Fund and a host of other stakeholders. Participants were expected to be seated at the event as stands were provided and small and medium enterprises were each given stands where unemployed graduates had on the spot interviews with the companies offering jobs, these companies were in turn given investment offers by larger companies who were co sponsors of the event.
When each participant arrives at the event venue they were directed to the registration booths and each assigned to a guide who takes you to you seats or company stand and the necessary events program and brochure handed over to you. Three chairs and a table along with access to power switch were provided to each stand as participants were encouraged to bring along promo materials and other roll up banners to promote their companies services.
Interview sessions were held for screened participants and jobs seekers for various jobs openings which began at about 11.00am to 1pm with a list of screened qualified participants given employment who had sent in their jobs requirements, as part of the benefits for attending the fair career solutions africa(key sponsors of the event) promised to send allotment of CVs of qualified candidates to companies who were willing to offer them jobs.
The event which was geared towards empowering youths and creating jobs opportunities was opened to the NATIONAL YOUTHS SERVICE CORPS(NYSC) a compulsory one year program for graduates from the Nigerian Universities, the event attracted a lot
of media attention as it was also aired on the National evening news reports,as it had in attendance the Minster for Youths Development,Minister of Commerce and industry PROFESSOR OLUSEGUN AGANGA as well as the Minister for Trade and Investment CHIEF SAMUEL ORTON.