Parthian Partners, JA Nigeria partner to empower Fresh Graduates with Critical Career Skills

Parthian Partners, Nigeria’s premier interdealer brokerage firm has partnered with Junior Achievement Nigeria for the third consecutive year, to host the Venture in Management Program (ViMP), for the empowerment of young graduates.

The ViMP 2023 programme which kicked off on 11th September 2023, is an annual transformative programme that equips 100 Nigerian fresh graduates with entrepreneurial and work-readiness skills.

During the learning process, participants explore compelling case studies that mirror real-world business challenges that will enhance their critical thinking, and deepen their understanding of business ethics, marketing, finance, and strategy. The participants will be opportune to learn fundamental business management skills from world-class educators at Lagos Business School and experience special events such as an Alumni Mixer and Career Fair with leading professionals from the ViMP alumni community and other industry professionals.

Speaking about the partnership, Oluseye Olusoga, Chief Executive Officer of Parthian Partners, said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Junior Achievement Nigeria for the third time to offer this unparalleled opportunity to Africa’s emerging leaders. With over 29.7 million youths comprising more than 20% of Nigeria’s population, investment in skill enhancement and leadership development for our youth is not merely essential but an absolute imperative.

This collaboration is a testament to our shared commitment to fostering leadership and harnessing the talents that will undoubtedly shape the future of our nation.” Olusoga said.

The Executive Director of Junior Achievement Nigeria, Foluso Gbadamosi, commented “In an ever-changing world where change is the only constant, the demand for extraordinary leaders has never been stronger. ViMP is one of JAN’s ways of raising global leaders passionate about the well-being of nations, and people and overall go into diverse sectors to change the world for good as well as contribute to the attainment of UN SDGs particularly Goals 1, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 17.

We are convinced that young people have the ability to transform their communities and create long-term solutions that will have an impact on the world around them. Our ultimate goal is to build, promote, and sustain a global leadership mindset among young people for the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds.”

She extended her thanks to Parthian Partners for their ongoing sponsorship of ViMP, now in its third year, and expressed her appreciation to Lagos Business School for their unwavering support since the program’s inception.

Parthian Partners Limited is Nigeria’s first interdealer broker, licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to provide brokerage services to market dealers and investors, including pension fund administrators, fund managers, banks, and international financial institutions. Also, a member of the FMDQ Exchange, the company primarily facilitates trading in the federal government, state government, and corporate fixed-income securities.

About Junior Achievement Nigeria

Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) is part of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAWW), the world’s largest and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization with a 120-country network. Since its inception in 1999, JAN has reached over one million students in over 20,000 classrooms in all 36 states across the country and the FCT through over 5,000 volunteers. As part of a global network, JAN can leverage resources and expertise to deliver localized cutting-edge experiential programs built on JAWW’s three pillars of work Readiness, Entrepreneurship, and financial literacy, to in and out-of-school youths, ages 5 to 27, free of charge.

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