Determined to reduce the excessive charge of unemployment and underemployment among Nigerian youths, Jobberman Nigeria, a job search platform, has organised the 2023 Creative Industry Career Fair.
The occasion aimed to create alternatives for attendees to be taught, community, and safe job placements with organisations that participated within the fair. It additionally outfitted younger abilities with important expertise in numerous inventive fields.
“We tailor-made this occasion to be an all-encompassing method to addressing the human capital improvement facet of the inventive sector,” Oreoluwa Boboye, CEO, Jobberman Nigeria, mentioned in his opening tackle.
“Beyond that, we have now additionally created it as a platform to foster deep and insightful conversations with business leaders, that is evident within the cautious choice of the panellists, area of interest workshops, and the calibre of audio system we have now represented in every.”
Similarly, Sam Onyemelukwe, Global Business Development Director, Trace SA, inspired attendees to keep abreast of recent instruments and applied sciences throughout his keynote tackle.
The Creative Industry Career Fair additionally featured a Fashion Education Summit, led by Sinmi Adesanya from the Council for International African Fashion Education (CIAFE).
Attendees additionally had entry to numerous upskilling plenaries and workshops masking areas akin to movie, video, pictures, style, public relations, communications, advertising and marketing, enterprise administration, and regulation.
Ayodeji Olaiya, one of many members at the moment studying Data Analytics at Alx Africa, mentioned: “I realized loads on the Jobberman Creative Industry Career Fair and even gained a video recording device that may assist me pitch my concepts and improvements. I now perceive the significance of utilizing a script for my content material, documenting volunteer experiences, and branding my expertise.”
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During the enterprise administration and Law session, panelists delved into non-disclosure agreements and the way creatives ought to actively safeguard their mental property. Grace Alabi, an Instagram and video advertising and marketing strategist, mentioned, “Contracts should embody an exit technique and clause to shield your self if phrases flip unfavorable. Moreover, as creatives, we want to talk the worth we provide with numbers and information.”
Employers on the fair supplied on-the-spot interviews and shared their ongoing tasks with attendees by complimentary job cubicles. Notable organisations current included M.O.T Lifestyle (motthelabel), Scott’s Legal, Mak Africa, Spurt Africa, and AVATA Works Digital Agency, among others like FiberOne Broadband, MNIKS Purple Ventures Ltd, and Creative Arts Solution Foundation.
The Creative Industry Career Fair, organised by Jobberman Nigeria in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and Obsidian Advisory Africa, is an element of a bigger effort to harness the sector’s immense potential for unlocking Nigeria’s financial prospects and creating extra employment alternatives for the nation’s youth.