For over 18 years, Poise Nigeria has equipped individuals and organizations with skills that can meet up with the demands of a world-class workplace. This has given us firsthand knowledge of the pains organizations experience in employing fresh graduates.
In summer of 2010, we assembled a high-powered delegation of employers, human resources manager, educationist and policy makers to review the bane and pain of unemployment in Nigeria and come with a blueprint on stepwise actions to take. We also had the strategic partnership of Biddle Consulting, USA who provided the employment solution framework that currently works in the United States with impressive results.
With the needs assessment and gap discovered, an employment solution and curriculum was brought about. It was approved by the National Universities Commission and all Tertiary Institution were directed to adopt this programme which is poised at equipping participants with life skills and necessary technical skills needed for jobs.
As a result we launched “Poise’ Graduate Finishing Academy”. We have made it our aim to help graduates develop soft skills which will BRIDGE THE GAP between the knowledge gotten from their school certification and the demands of the workplace.
The PSENSE Certification was also launched to certify the veracity of an employability skills training. The PSENSE certification comprises of the Office Skills Testing Software For Personnel Selection & Retention. This tests and certifies knowledge, skills, and abilities of your candidates in a clerical setting. The response we have gotten from individuals and corporate organizations in Nigeria has been overwhelmingly positive and as a result we are moving to expand our activities as we believe this will take us closer towards our goal of reengineering the Nation’s workforce.
- In over seven years, we have trained over 35,000 young graduates. 87.5% of our Young Executive Programme participants have gotten jobs and are excelling on it.
- We have had international donors of repute support over 2000 young graduates to be trained and certified.
- Local donors and organizations have also lent support to over 3000 young graduates to get these job skills at Poise Graduate Finishing Academy.
- We have also expanded our employability programmes to include technical skills for indigents from rural and vulnerable communities. We target young children who have finished their secondary education but couldn’t afford to go University.