Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Project Save Nigeria Technical Colleges
Explain your project in details:
There has been a great negative impact on young Nigerians that pass through inadequately equipped or non- equipped technical colleges. This will not allow these wards to garner technical and vocational value and skills expected to be delivered to them to become emerging leaders, potential entrepreneurs and business decision makers in this 21st century. At the moment, young school leavers do not have adequate technical skill set to start up their own jobs in the midst of huge unemployment situation in Nigeria. The too much emphasis on University education in Nigeria has always reduced the economic opportunities of those who are more work oriented than academics. Not everybody needs a University education. Who that would employ them if everybody becomes a University graduate? The nations poverty level has increased to about 70% that many Nigerians now live on less than one-dollar a day. As earlier on stated, higher institutions in Nigeria lack the tools and machines to train students to acquire the skills needed by employers of labor. The challenges of vocational and technical education are quite enormous. The overall objective and the solution embedded in project ''Save Nigeria Technical Colleges is to equip and provide potential entrepreneurs and business owners, employers of labor by consciously partnering with local and international TVET institutions to provide technical tools and practical equipment for Nigerian Technical Colleges for robust knowledge transfer at their early stage.This project intends to support the institution in delivering best in class training to the students on technical and vocational skills such as Electrical Installation and Maintenance, Block laying and Bricklaying, Painting and Decorating, Plumbing and Pipe Fittings, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Garment making and Tailoring, Shoe Making, Photography and Video Conferencing and Computer Appreciation
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
The development of any nation hinges on the socials and economic contributions of her citizens Education, vocational and technical training play a major role at promoting community and national development. Vocational and technical education promotes and facilitates the acquisition of applied skills and basic scientific knowledge. It is planned programme of course and learning experiences that begin with the exploration of career options, supports basic academic and life skills and enables the achievement of high academic standards, leadership, preparation for industry and continuing education. Highlighted below are some of the impact of technical education on sustainable development. (a) Creation of employment opportunities: The issue of unemployment will remain a problem to Nigeria and global family at large for many years if people are not trained/educated on how to be self-employed. Technical education is the only sure tool of fighting the rate of unemployment in the country. This can be achieved through educating the people on how to use their brain, body and hands to engage themselves in different productive activities to earn good money and live fulfilled life. (b) Enhancing peoples standard of living/poverty reduction: Technical education improves people lives and living standard through training the youths in useful skills, engaging them in productive works, generation of income and reduction of security votes by the government, creation of employment opportunities thereby increasing the economic and social standards of the citizens. (c) Nations self-independence: If the concept of technical education is properly employed with all its relevance benefits in no distant time Nigeria as a nation will not only be independent economically and technologically but will also be among the leading country in ICT and export of goods and services in the world and several ugly and embarrassing situations will be addressed
Sustainability and future plans
My project is focusing majorly on partnering with existing Government Technical Colleges in Nigeria to improve the quality of Vocational Education and Training being delivered to the students. This project will not only help in improving the quality of education in Nigeria Government Technical Colleges, it will also help in providing the students with all the relevant practical tools and equipment which will help boost their practical skill to deliver first hand practical solutions. This project kicked off with a visit to Government Technical College Ikole Ekiti last year June and later in November when we visited Government Technical College Osogbo Osun State, where I and my team sensitized the students on the importance of technical education to nations building. Some basic electrical and electronics tools were donated to these colleges in order to help equip the students with the right practical skills. In my quest to extend this training and awareness program to affect the nations government technical colleges, I am currently setting up an NGO which will focus on improving Technical, Vocational Training and Education in Nigeria. This will definitely give a bigger platform to promote this project I and my team intend using this platform in seeking partnership and sponsorship from local and international institutions,individuals, volunteers and sponsors who are ready to invest in leaders of tomorrow
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Oluwatosin Adeosun Isaac, a Nigerian,he hails from Araromi Compound, Boluwaduro Local Government Area Iresi,Osun State. In 2003, he completed his secondary school education at New Church Grammar School Owo, Ondo State. In 2003, he was admitted into Government Technical College Ikole Ekiti where he studied Electrical Installation and Maintenance Practice between 2003 to 2006. In 2007, he was admitted into Nigerian Bottling Company Technical Training Center now Supply Chain Academy where he received 2 years training on Operation and Maintenance Of Bottling Line Equipment.He holds Higher National Diploma in Electrical Electronics from Federal Polytechnic Nekede,Owerri.Imo State. His passion for a world where peace and prosperity is possible without violating fundamental human rights has propelled him to care passionately for the development of every individuals within his reach. Oluwatosin Adeosun, a Motivational Speaker, Leadership Coach,TVET Professional and Emerging Human Resource Management Professional. He has successfully organized several seminars and workshops across Nigeria with the mind of helping individuals to understand their Gods given purpose. He his happily married to his sweetheart Olorunsola and blessed with a lovely daughter Flourish Adeosun. Oluwatosin has special interest in Purpose Discovery and Mastery, Talent Identification & Development, Community Development, Technical & Vocational Education and Human Resource Management. He is the project leader for Project Save Nigeria Technical Colleges,an initiative to promote technical & vocational education and training in Nigeria. He is a member of International Vocational Education and Training Association IVETA(USA) and a level 4 student of International Institute for Global Leadership USA. He is a member of International Public Management Association In Human Resource IPMA-HR Virginia USA.