Mobile learning service Funzi and Nigeria’s recruitment website Jobberman partnered to launch a mobile vocational training program in Nigeria in a move to raise the skill level of talents in Nigeria, addressing the mismatch between job seekers’ skills and the job market’s requirements.
The two firms said the this and future training programs aim to standardize many of the informal and certification-based job market sectors in Nigeria.
“Workcenta by Jobberman is very happy to have established this great partnership with Funzi. We are confident that through this partnership we can change the future of the blue-collar workspace, especially drivers. We are creating professionalism in a field that is otherwise considered mediocre. We look forward to working together with Funzi in creating success stories in Nigeria”, comments Iyeke Angela, Manager of Workcenta by Jobberman.
The two says the first program is Driver training with an initial goal to train 3 000 certified premium drivers.
The newly-launched “Driver for the future” training program attracts and trains new talents to become premium drivers. The program focuses on building skills in the areas of safe and lawful driving, communication management as well as general car safety and maintenance – alongside developing an attitude of trust and integrity.
Learners go through a blended learning model where taking and passing of an online course on the Funzi mobile learning service. After that they join a one-day group session at the Jobberman of ce. After passing the certi cation the learner is awarded with a certi cate on successful completion of the program.
“We are very excited about the partnership with Jobberman that provides training for the upskilling of the workforce and standardization of the job requirements in the Nigerian labor market”, adds Tero Salonen, CEO of Funzi and continues: “Our partnership with Jobberman is at the very core of what we want to achieve at Funzi, and we have great plans for the future. Both parties aim to enhance recruitment opportunities and enhance today’s labor market by upskilling talents and standardizing informal sector skill requirements.”
In June 2015, Funzi launched its Swahili language version of their second major learning deck, ‘Get That Job’ in Tanzania to give the youth the skills required to find suitable job openings and prepare for employment are timeless and important in all stages of professional life.
The ‘Get That Job’ Learning Deck provides youth, especially those in emerging markets, practical and actionable tips for self-discovery, finding suitable job openings, and securing their ideal job. Content in the learning deck covers the job application and interview process, as well as what to do in the first few days of a new job. The lessons taught will give Funzi users a comprehensive foundation to ‘Get That Job’ and put what they have learned into action, enabling them realise their true potential.
The Swahili language version of the course makes the content even more accessible and will initially be available to users in Tanzania and later in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda.
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