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After service what next?

Just few months ago another batch of the nation’s youth service Corps signed out from the one-year compulsory scheme and a new batch was received…

Just few months ago another batch of the nation’s youth service Corps signed out from the one-year compulsory scheme and a new batch was received immediately.

The labour market is becoming more complex and difficult, so it’s high time all Corps members start taking this one-year training as an opportunity to prepare themselves for the post NYSC life.

However, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme has made life so easy for corps members by exposing them to courses like HRM, CRM, CICPM, HSE, QAQC etc to improve themselves.

The service year is the most imperative time for the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) but many corps members fail to realize the advantage it gives them towards their journey to independence.

My heart aches whenever I see a fellow Corps member wandering in the scheme like a lost moon in the desert and not trying to invest in himself by acquiring a skill, enhancing himself professionally or starting a small scale business. Rather, the ‘corper’ has this mentality that there is a white collar job with a six figure salary waiting for him out there after Service.

We must learn to create our very own hefty six figure salary by learning skills and starting something and turning ourselves to employers of labour and not seekers of job. And when that dream job finally arrives, the professional courses taken during service year could be an added advantage for your competitive drive.

Article from: Tolorunse Moyosoreoluwa Joseph, a corps member serving in Kwara state, member Creative Writing SAED, NYSC.

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