We had a quick chat with one of our Growth Partners, people looking to learn from our model and implement it in the context that fits any work they do.
The conversation is insightful and you would definitely learn a thing or two;
Q: What is your name, organisation and the industry?
A: My name is Aghogho Akporido, I am the Executive Secretary at Knowledge Exchange Centre (KEC) which a Non-profit organization
Q: What is your organisation about and what does it aim to solve?
A: The Centre for Entrepreneurship Knowledge Exchange, also known as Knowledge Exchange
Centre (KEC) is a non–profit organisation established in 2014 to tackle employability issues
among unemployed/job-seeking graduates in Nigeria.
Through our various training programmes on Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Employability
skills acquisition, we have been able to help unemployed graduate develop employability skills,
secure meaningful jobs and start successful businesses.
KEC is a Corporate Social Responsibility arm of XL Africa Group Limited.
Q: How has collaborating with us helped your organisation achieve your business
A: WAVE has helped KEC in redesigning its curriculum which has improved the
employability skills of our participants. Most of these participants have demonstrated these skills
in their current workplace.
WAVE has also helped us to facilitate some training sessions and also mentor some of our
participants. Some of these participants are now gainfully employed.
Q: What are your success stories recorded in terms of employment and income
the transformation since adopting the our model?
A: Over 80% of our participants usually secure employment 6 months after our employability
training programme. Some of the secure middle management position due to the quality of the
skills they have acquired through our employability training programme.
Their monthly income has increased by at least 100% with an average monthly income of N90,000.