In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) drive, Polaris Bank in partnership with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and NerdzFactory has commenced a high-impact capacity-building workshop on digital skills for 5,000 National Youth Service Corps members across 12 states in Nigeria.
In a statement yesterday, the bank explained its action is intended to equip young Nigerians with relevant work-ready digital skills, which is focused on building the participants’ self-sustenance in innovation, creativity, digital skills, business acumen and relevance in the 21st-century economy and workplace.
Polaris Bank’s Group Head, Product & Market Development, Mrs. Adebimpe Ihekuna, noted that the partnership is part of its commitment to youth development and empowerment in Nigeria.
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According to her, “We see the need for a work-ready and digitally equipped youth, which has informed Polaris Bank’s partnership with NerdzFactory to make a difference and provide 5,000 NYSC members with digital skills needed to start a successful career in paid employment or create their own businesses as entrepreneurs.”
The corps members would be drawn from 11 states, including Abuja. The states are Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Abuja, Kaduna, Kano, Plateau, Delta, Rivers, Enugu and Imo, which will benefit from this initiative.