The 2018 edition of Junior Achievement Nigeria’s managerial development session, Venture in Management Programme (ViMP) has just concluded with 50 participants receiving training in managerial and employability skills.
Held in partnership with Lagos Business School (LBS), the one-week Venture in Management Programme is designed for serving youth corps members and those who recently completed the NYSC and are interested in general management.
LBS’ MBA Director, Dr Uchenna Uzo urged the participants to take advantage of the programme as it is a “mini MBA” that provides the requisite knowledge to set them apart as they launch into the world of business. He said, “The exposure ViMP offers is the preparatory knowledge needed to guide the participants as they take their first steps in their business and management careers”.
The LBS case study approach was employed in engaging participants in simulated scenarios that helped them handle situations as they would in the workplace. They also interacted with the National Senior Partner and Chairman, KPMG West Africa, Mr Kunle Elebute and Managing Partner, Growth Capital Fund at Co-Creation Hub, Mr Tunji Eleso who both opened them up to the workings of entrepreneurship, innovation and management.
One of the participants, Olusegun Osoneye said the programme was not only suited to his career path, he gained useful insight into fields he erstwhile had no knowledge of. Osoneye said, “We participated in an advertising contest and that was new and valuable for me because my interest is in sales. Now I can deal better with consumers and make effective marketing transactions and simultaneously show off advertising skills”.
The participants went on a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) outreach after which they were presented with certificates.