BULAWAYO Pre-interns and graduates from the city who are not yet employed will have an opportunity to equip themselves with prerequisite skills needed in a working environment through a training programme courtesy of i – LEAD Consultancy.
i – LEAD is a consultancy organisation that provides support services to enterprises and businesses in the economic and development sectors in the country and across Africa and will be hosting a workplace readiness training in the city starting from tomorrow.
Training sessions are scheduled to take place at the Tech Village, along Leopord Takawira and Fife street from 2 to 5 pm.
The consultancy company has called upon interns-to-be and graduates to attend.
“The work readiness training is about conscientising pre-interns and graduates of the sort of skills they need to have when preparing to go into the workplace. The need to be aware of the skills set they possess and be able to articulate them well on their resumes and during an interview,” said Natasha Marara, the i-LEAD trainer.
Marara added that:” These skills must also be demonstrated and improved on continuously even as they stay in employment or in business.”
Job hunting for graduates can be an intense process usually associated with high stress levels, anxiety and frustrations and this might get worse after one has gotten a job and is struggling to adapt to the environment.
Marara said i – LEAD therefore seeks to bridge the gap between learning institutions and employers and prepare the student for the industry.
“They (the training attendees) will be shown how to craft a marketable resume, and also learn how to manage time, stress and anger,” she added.
The consultancy will partner with Tech Village who will teach the attendees digital skills, and entry into entrepreneurship skills.
Industry experts are expected to grace training sessions to engage attendees.
i – LEAD previously was invited to partner on sessions at a similar workshop with Lupane State University in May.
A graduand from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Loveness Mpofu said this is a welcome initiative that graduates should not miss.
“As job seekers especially we are faced with lots of challenges some as simple as putting together a proper Curriculum Vitae and a motivation letter and I think we need to take such training sessions for our good,” Mpofu said.
She added that i – LEAD should also open their programmes to other job seekers other than graduates and pre-interns only.