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iCreate Skills Fest 2019 Grand Finale

iCreate Skills Fest Contestants

5th December 2019- Lagos.

Skilled youth from categories barbing, hairdressing, make-up, robotics, carpentry and more battle head to head at the iCreate Skills Fest for the grand prize and title ‘iCreate Skills Champion’.

Over 2,500 people gathered to witness Africa’s biggest skills competition hosting over 80 skilled persons emerged from three (3) regions in Nigeria; South-West, North, and South-east to compete at the National finals in Lagos showcasing skills excellence.

Fashion Category

The iCreate Skills competition is an innovative strategy designed to promote skills trades professions amongst youth as a means to bridge the skill gap, curb unemployment and boost the economy. Our goal is fill up 5 million jobs in technical skill trades in 5years by empowering youth with skills in demand and prepare them for jobs of the future.

In partnership with GIZ SKYE, Robert Bosch Nigeria Limited, Sterling Bank Plc, AGR Ltd, Siemens Nigeria Ltd., The Fashion Academy Abuja, Trace, House of Tara, Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Society of Nigerian Artists, Soundcity, ULDA, Pedini, amongst many others, iCreate Africa hosted Africa’s biggest Skills Competition and TVET conference on the 4th – 5th December 2019 at Landmark Center Oniru, Lagos.

MD Sterling Bank Abubakar Suleiman, Director iCreate Africa Anne Dirkling

The two- day event featured 14 skilled trades in (Construction, Creative Art & fashion, Technology, Transportation), Technical Vocational and Educational Training Conference, industrial exhibition, the iCreate Skills Awards, entertainment, and lots more.

CEO iCreate Africa Bright Jaja and Hon Min of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

Emerging top in their category are the iCreate Skills Fest 2019 champions: Ibraheem Ridwan (Carpentry), Christopher Olaniyi (Tiling), Miracle Olasoyin (robotics), Mojisola Akin-Ademola (Fashion), Ifedayo Emmanuel Bello (cooking), Emmanuel Abanobi (make-up), Kelvin Hassan (Barbing), Akanabi Oluwaseun (Electrical installations), Solomon Chima (plumbing), Leonard Manzo (automobile), Toheeb Ogunbiyi (Website development), Precious Audu (graphic design), Lot Madaki (leatherworks), Oluwaseun Akinlo (Art).

CEO iCreate Africa, Bright Jaja aims to rebrand the general perception of skilled workers and place more importance on technical and vocational skills through the skills fest. As such, winners of the iCreate Skills Fest 2019 receive technical training from various partners such as Bosch, The Fashion Academy Abuja, House of Tara, o2 Academy Lagos, SB Exclusive Shoes, and entrepreneurship development training will be provided by SMEDAN.

The Founder/CEO iCreate Africa Bright Jaja aims that iCreate Africa creates five million jobs in five years by empowering about one million people who would, in turn, employ at least five people in their businesses.

Skills are the future of Nigeria and so iCreate Africa urges the public to invest in skills and target the next generation of Nigerian youth who will power the economy not only of Nigeria, but Africa and the world.

iCreate Africa,

Skills change lives

Check out clips from the iCreate Skills Fest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V51HTcYl2aQ&t=7s

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