This component focuses on supporting employment promotion structures at federal and state levels, and on establishing a system of active labour market measures.
Within the component ‘Active Labour Market Measures’ SKYE advises employment service, vocational training and counselling institutions on the improvement of their employment and job placement services.
The offered support services include the collaboration in organising short-term training and internships for short- and mid-term employment effects as well as the joint organisation of job placement events, such as physical and virtual job and career fairs. The short-term-trainings consist of technical skill training that aims at bringing young Nigerians into employment and self-employment. The training also consists of soft-skill and employability skill training (e.g. CV writing training or job interview training) to increase the employability of the beneficiaries. More long-term and structural interventions are e.g. the support of our partners in the establishment of job centres and work centres for temporary employment as well as the improvement of labour market information.
Both, the short- and long-term activities are based on several regional and sectorial Employment Labour Market Analyses. SKYE conducted these analyses under this component across Edo, Lagos, Ogun, and Plateau States in the health and creative industry sectors. To increase the offer of virtual employment services with regards to the mitigation of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, SKYE supports its partner organisations in the establishment of e-learning platforms for soft-skill training as well as the development of a pilot online platform for mobile devices that links craftspersons with potential clients.