On 12th August, the world celebrated International Youth Day.
This year’s theme was “Youth Building Peace”, and celebrated the contribution of young people to conflict prevention, social justice and sustainable peace.
At Nestlé, to celebrate the day, we focused on our commitment to supporting young people worldwide through the rollout of the Global Youth Initiative across all our operations. Through the initiative, we provide training and job opportunities to ensure young people can gain skills and make a positive contribution and, we aim to deliver 45,000-50,000 apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities, and 20,000-25,000 jobs for people aged under 30 each year, by 2020.
Here in Central and West Africa, our youth training programme at the Technical Training Centre in Agbara in Nigeria and Yopougon in Côte d’Ivoire is part of the initiative, which is helping to develop and train young engineers. This year, more than 40 young people were recruited as full time employees and over 100 interns were given opportunities under Nestlé CWAR’s internship programme.
Additionally, our effort to support youth in the region by creating job opportunities, have continued through the ‘My Own Business’ (MYOWBU) street-vending programme and ‘pushcart’ initiative, led by our out-of-home business Nestlé Professional. The initiative provides young people across the region with the skills and expertise they need to run their own successful small businesses.
Career Seminar for National Service Personnel / Interns
To mark the day, a Youth Employment seminar was held across the region today for our current National Service Personnel / Interns.
Discover on our social media pages testimonials and portraits of some trainees at the Nestlé Training Centre, Agbara, Nigeria who are currently working at Nestlé.
Visit our website to discover more about what we are doing to help young people in our region.
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