Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company trains poly final year students on career fair

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By Emmanuel Kehinde, Ilorin

Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), Kwara chapter has trained the final year students of Kwara Polytechnic Ilorin on Career Fair.

The Chief Human Resources Officer, Ms. Eli Obaseki, made an assertion in Ilorin on Thursday while training the student on how to survive in their career after school.

Obaseki who was represented by the state Acting Regional Manager, Engr. Lawal said the theme of the programme is ”DISCO for women”.

He explained that opening of the DISCO for women career fair is a platform that provided a unique opportunity for learning, engagement and networking.

According to her, DISCO is an acronym for Discussing Issues Surrounding Career Opportunities.

“Entering work of life after completed studies is a two-way process. As students, they need to make themselves attractive to employers and employers also must make an equal effort to attract the best students.

“With this career fair, we needed to be brave and chart a course no one has ever taken before, it is first of its kind undertaken by a corporate body in Nigeria

“We have decided to integrate backwards, before the application stage of the recruitment process and pro actively engage women in order to remove any conscious and unconscious bias of seeing positions as a “Man’s job”.

” There is no shut cuts to success, and there is no success without sacrifice. Therefore, as students, it is of utmost importance that you carefully consider the value propositions of prospective employers in view of career growth and aspirations”, Obaseki said.

In her part, Mrs Angela Olanrewaju, the Head of Branding and Corporate Communication, said that career fair is a training that would prepare the students for the labour market.

She added that after the training the students will possess the quality that we make the employers recognize them as employee to be.

According to her, this was part of IBEDC’s social responsibility to Nigerians .
“The programme is mostly for ladies because of this coinage man’s world, so we want to ensure that women have their platform to be able to equally excel to pick up their career.

” With career fair training their eyes will open to see that even a better life after the education, so that they will be well equipped with the necessary requirement advance in the work life”, Olarewaju said. The Rector, Kwara State Polytechnic, Dr Abdul Mohammed, commended the IBEDC for embarking on their social responsibility expected from them.

He prayed that the career fair will be an annual event.

He advised the students to pay adequate attention to resource persons and other contributors.

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