Honeywell Group, LSETF, Graduate 77 from Entrepreneurship Programme
Honeywell Group Limited, in partnership with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) has concluded the third cohort of the youth-focused Lagos Innovates Programme with a graduation ceremony for 77 successful beneficiaries on Friday, February 2033, at The Philippi Centre, Ikeja.
The programme was meant to tackle unemployment and give young people in the state the opportunity to lead better lives.
In a partnership spanning three years, Honeywell Group, as part of its commitment to fostering economic growth and development, has contributed to youth employment.
By providing access to mentorship and hands-on training opportunities, the training, which began in September 2022 with 77 beneficiaries selected from a pool of 1,000 applicants, was facilitated by one of Lagos Innovates training partners, Dataleum.
The training, which began in September 2022 with 77 beneficiaries that were selected from a pool of 1,000 applicants, was facilitated by one of LITDI’s training partners, the Dataleum.
Its beneficiaries were taken through a rigorous four-month training exercise where they were exposed to data analytics training, soft skills training, stimulated interview sessions, and other job preparation activities.
They were graduated last Friday in a ceremony that doubled as a career fair as recruiters were present to interview the beneficiaries and offer them employment.
One of the beneficiaries, Ms. Favour Adebayo, said that the programme was what she needed to change her life. She said: “The talent development programme was transformational. The programme gave me direction and more opportunities. From acquiring soft skills that I didn’t know I lacked to intense hands-on practice, I am convinced that the only way from here is up!”
Lagos Innovates’ Head, Startups, Hakeem Onasanya, said: “One of the major highlights of this initiative, aside from the number of young people we are able to support, is hearing about its impact from the beneficiaries. I applaud the graduates for their commitment to the programme, and we are optimistic that the graduates will go on to do astounding work in their new career path and in service to Lagos State.”
Cohorts B and C are set to begin soon with other training partners, members of the public are encouraged to apply for the next selection round.
Honeywell Group is a leading investment holding company with a deep history of building, scaling and investing in some of West Africa’s most successful businesses. For 49 years, the company has invested in critical sectors of the Nigerian economy — energy, technology, manufacturing, real estate, infrastructure, and financial services — by creating, building, and investing in great businesses that deliver enduring value and improve lives.