Before the WAVE IT and Employability skills training, Ifeoluwa was preparing for JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board) Examination, with aspirations to pursue a career in law. However, the opportunity to delve into the world of tech through the training presented itself, and Ifeoluwa seized it eagerly.
"I heard about the training through my mum’s friend, and it was something I was yearning for, to bring tech into the real world," shared Ifeoluwa. "I would like to build apps that would help lawyers, and this training was the perfect stepping stone for that."
Ifeoluwa expressed enthusiasm for the It aspect of the training, stating, "I found every aspect of the training useful, but the part I would like to highlight is the GUI aspect of Python programming. I really loved that aspect, as well as the database management part."
Beyond technical skills, the soft skills training stood out to Ifeoluwa as well. "For the soft skills part, I learned communication skills. My communication skills improved, and emotional intelligence stood out for me as well. I learned how to manage my emotions, realizing that EQ and IQ are equally important for balance, even on the job," shared Ifeoluwa.
Despite facing challenges such as transportation costs and a laptop crash during the training, Ifeoluwa's dedication and the support of facilitators and fellow trainees kept the momentum alive. "I had to always show up despite traffic and all the things happening on the road and prove to WAVE that I am appreciative of the training," added Ifeoluwa.
Now equipped with new programming and soft skills, Ifeoluwa aims to revolutionize the legal field by incorporating technology. "Now I am done with the training, I would love to incorporate my skills into the law field because I am passionate about merging law and tech together."
As Ifeoluwa begins her study to be a lawyer, she hopes to find how law and technology can intersect and her story is proof of the impact of employability skills training on young people and their career development.