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Eastern Regional Skills Competition, Enugu
July 19 – 20, 2019
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Enugu
Enugu State, Nigeria

ABOUT ICREATE SKILLS

The Olympics of Skills, iCreate Skills Competition is an annual Technical & Vocational Skill Competition, which promotes skill excellence, showcases skills standards and careers, demonstrates benchmarks of excellence in teaching and learning, and creates interest for public sector agencies, private organizations, and individuals to invest in skills development across the continent.

 

ICREATE SKILLS REGIONAL AND NATIONAL COMPETITION

The iCreate Skill Competition will be touring across Nigeria’s geopolitical zones to promote technical skills.

 

We are hosting 3 regional technical skill competitions in Kaduna, Enugu and Lagos respectively which all serve as pre-qualifier for the “iCreate Skills” – National Competition in Abuja FCT in December 2019.

Eligible candidates are between 18 and 28 years of age and either undergraduates/graduates of a technical school or a practising artisan (self-employed or employed).

Interested candidates will apply online before undergoing a rigorous selection process by our skill experts.

The Competition will be facilitated in collaboration with the Nigerian Board of Technical Education (NBTE), the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), technical colleges, respective Chambers of Commerce and Industry as well as our chosen local and international partners.

The competition test projects showcase new technologies and best practices, designed to meet the skills demand of each region.

UPCOMING REGIONAL AND NATIONAL SKILL COMPETITION
Enugu State
July 19 th – 20 th 2019 (UN World Youth Skills Day)
Lagos State
December 05 th – 06 th 2019

SKILL COMPETITION CATEGORY 

The iCreate Skills competition will focus on the following industries:

 Agricultural Biotechnologies
 Gardening
 Greenhouse Technology
 Agricultural Engineering

 Bricklaying
 Wall and Floor Tiling
 Carpentry
 Plumbing & Heating
 Painting & Decoration
 Electrical Installations
 Welding & Fabrication
 Solar Panel Fabrication & Installation

 Garment Making
 Jewellery Design
 Leather Works
 Make-up Art
 Hairdressing
 Art

 Web Design
 App Development
 Cyber Security
 Graphics Design/ 3D Animation
 Robotics

  • Video Production (Featured by Trace TV)
  • Drone Piloting (Featured by Trace TV)

 Cooking
 Baking
 Restaurant services
 Health and Social Care

  • Automobile Technology
  • Car Painting
Review of iCreate Skill Fest 2018

The iCreate Skill Fest 2018 was confirmed to be Africa’s biggest Technical and Vocational Skill Competition, hosted by iCreate Africa on 26th – 27th October 2018 at A Class Park, FCT Abuja, Nigeria.

 

The 2-days Skill Competition featured 84 competitors from West Africa competing in 14 skill categories i.e. Brick Laying, Plumbing, Carpentry, Tiling, Tailoring, Art, Hair Dressing, Barbing, Make-up, Website Design, App Development, Graphics Design, Robotics and Cooking. The skill excellence showcased across all skill sets was highly encouraging to fellow youth and employers who witnessed the competition.

The event also featured an industrial exhibition, panel discussions, career counselling and Social Impact Challenge. The glamorous Skill Awards night rounded up the program when emerging winners were celebrated and awarded with medals, cash prizes & tools.

IMPACT
14 Skill Champions registered own companies and are open for business.
Industry partners gained momentum through valued branding and media packages.
45 artisans empowered with start-up funds & training with Sterling Bank MSME unit.
2 Skill Champions awarded with contracts by Sterling Bank Plc.
Private organisations are considering investment in technical schools.
Employers gained direct access to credible professional artisans during the Skill Fest.
Young people inspired to get skilled after seeing the opportunity in skilled trades during the Fest.
4 Skill Champions received Brand Ambassadorial endorsements from Cachez Design Ltd. and BON Hotel Abuja, with more endorsement deals in discussion.
NATIONAL TVET CONFERENCE AND YOUTH FORUM

It promotes policy debate and dialogue about increased involvement of industries in TVET, more sustainable TVET funding, discuss further reform steps, while strengthening collaborations between TVET experts, policy makers, educators and industry leaders.

INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION

Multinational and local manufacturers and service provider, technical schools, government agencies and our partners showcase their services and products to attract new customers and inspire interested youth to make an informed decision about future vocational prospects.

TRY A SKILL

An interactive skill trial across the event venue allows the participants to try out unknown skills for hands-on experience.

CAREER CENTRE AND JOB BOARD

CV reviews, mock interviews and best practices from recruitment and HR professionals give guests best tools for their career planning and connect unemployed skilled personnel with employers from reputable organizations.

NETWORK AND ENTERTAINMENT

One of the key objectives of iCreate Skills is to create a platform where skilled professionals, private sector executives and investors connect, network and collaborate in a fun and friendly environment.

ICREATE SKILL AWARDS

“The Grammys of Technical Skills”: a prestigious awards ceremony that celebrates the Skill Champions that emerge from the competitions featuring popular artistes, appearances, prizes presentation.

Pre-event Activities

iCreate lays emphasis on advocacy on the grass-roots level to cause the important mindset shift towards greater societal acceptance of vocational skills. Every regional skill competition triggers community engagement and projects prior to each iCreate Skills competition.

Skill The Community

shows the daily relevance and power of technical skills by transforming schools, health centres, and marketplaces, led by iCreate Skill Champions. We conduct mini competitions, host town hall meetings with artisans and interact with parents and youth to embrace skills as a catalyst for change.

Skills 2 School

is focused on inspiring primary and secondary school students by promoting the various career opportunities in technical skill trades through Career Days featuring the iCreate Skill Champions.

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PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS WITH ICREATE SKILLS

iCreate Skills provides hands-on experiences to inspire young people to consider technical
and vocational careers, explore skills and learn about existing training opportunities. For your
organization, the event gives you the following benefits:

  • Be part of Africa’s biggest Technical Skill Competition.
  • Maximize brand visibility and network with international organizations, investors,
    government officials, TVET experts and professionals and a pool of skilled youths.
  • Enhance your relationship with strategic stakeholders through direct marketing and
    customer interaction.
  • Advertise career opportunities and recruit the best young technical talent right at the
    spot.
  • Raise your CSR profile as the leading organization in your sector with a commitment to youth empowerment and skills acquisition.
  • Shape the dialogue by sharing your organization’s experience, expertise and good
    practices in the TVET sector.
  • Be a pacesetter for curbing youth unemployment in Africa.
SPONSOR
Fund the Event
kaduna skill competition
Enugu Skill Competition
lagos skill competition
Exhibit
Showcase your products and services at iCreate Skill Exhibition
competition reg
Register to compete in your desired category
volunteer
Become a Volunteer at iCreate Skill Fest
Visitor’s Reg
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contact us


Abuja – FCT, Nigeria
Phone: +234 907 488 8215
E-mail: info@icreateafrica.com