A non-governmental organisation, The Kemak Foundation for Enhancing Sustainable Livelihood has trained no fewer than 100 graduates in Ebonyi State.
The foundation’s Executive Director, Makuachukwu Ojide, said the summit was targeted at preparing and equipping the graduates for the labour market.
“This is in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) eight, which emphasises full and productive employment and decent work for women and men.
“The event, the foundation’s fifth Fresh Graduate Summit held at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital in Abakaliki was attended by over 100 new graduates from STEM and non-STEM courses,” he said.
The moderators, Mr. Daniel Ogbu and Mrs. Cynthia Ohalete, said the attendees were mostly fresh graduates from Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike and Ebonyi State University.
Zenith Bank team, led by Mrs. Ngozi Daniel Ajah, the relationship manager, and accompanied by Mrs. Joy-Mary Chinagozim Onyemepu, trained the participants in work ethics and work plan development-cum-management in corporate firms.
A lawyer and relationship coach, Peace Ossie Ben-Odo, who spoke about the roles of communication in relationships and the workplace, stressed the importance of self-evaluation at all stages of life.
On his part, a management consultant and research fellow with the Kemak Foundation, Mr. Victor C. Ejims shared helpful tips for completing the one-year compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).