Sterling One Foundation has partnered Jobberman to offer Soft Skills Training to young Nigerian graduates, as the importance of soft skills in today’s workplace continues to grow.
For a long time, technical skills have been the focus with respect to what is needed to get one’s foot in the door, however, research has shown that its just not enough to have technical skills, as developing interpersonal and relationship-building skills is crucial to keep the door open.
For years, employers have focused on technical knowledge and technical certification, but the tide is changing, and soft skills are taking centre stage.
With one of its key thematic areas being education and youth development, the Sterling One Foundation has set a unique goal of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education that promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all, with this partnership being a testament to that.
Shedding light on the partnership, CEO of the Sterling One Foundation, Mrs. Olapeju Ibekwe, stated that, “Sterling One Foundation is partnering with Jobberman to offer soft skills training on One Learning, a platform that we designed to provide learning and development opportunities for career growth.”
Ibekwe added that “the courses there are focused on practical and real-world applications, and they teach skills that are relevant and needed to succeed in today’s competitive world, from simple communication skills to complex negotiation capabilities.
“One Learning is on a mission to create learning and economic opportunities for young people across Africa, helping transform them into leaders in their spaces.”
Further explaining the importance of this partnership and the need for focusing on soft skills, a representative of Jobberman, explained that, “the soft skills training is a year-long program designed to equip participants with skills in business etiquette, emotional intelligence, personal effectiveness, creativity, and effective communication, all of which are skills that move you up the ladder quickly.”
Sterling One Foundation (SOF) is focused on reducing poverty through interventions and social impact programmes across five critical sectors namely: Climate Action, Health, Education, Food Security, and Gender Equality. The programmes adopt a cross-cutting theme in gender equality and components for the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).