SCHOOL SUPPORT FOR FUTURE WORKERS PROGRAM

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Concerned by the disruption Covid-19 has had on the school system and mindful that school leavers writing exiting NABTEB exams in September-October 2020 will be existing into a Covid impacted economy where they will be unable to find placements or internships and will be unable to start their own businesses, the development Research and Projects Center (dRPC), in collaboration with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is implementing the School Support for Future Workers Program with support from Open Society Foundations.

The School Support for Future Workers Program is an education sector response to Covid-19 which aims to support Nigerian public schools where final year students are being prepared to enter the world of vocational skill-work to build resilience to the challenges of a Covid impacted economy.

Program activities are –

  1. Direct school support between N300,000 to N1,000,000 per school for 20 schools across Nigeria where exiting students are writing NABTEB 2020 exams
  2. Follow-up support to schools to facilitate school-to-work bridging programs
  3. Support for leaders of youth civil society associations working to advance youth employment to attend certified on-line training course on Leadership development and project management
  4. Collaboration with MDAs to develop a Manual on Career guidance in Covid-impacted economy for future workers for use by Guidance and Counselling Units of schools
  5. Webinars to generate interest and discussions on the impact of Covid-19 on youth in the informal sector

The School support for Future Workers Program will run from August 2020 to March 2021.

All communication to this project should be directed to: futureworkers@drpcngr.org

Attention: Dr. Walker

The School Support for Future Workers Program is funded by the Open Society Foundations