Kick start your career with the GAP Network

The GAP Network will provide graduate members access to job opportunities through our partner organisation.

Edge up on personal and professional growth

Be exposed to gaining invaluable skills that opens up countless opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Be among the top work-ready graduates

Be a part of a programme that develops work-ready graduates employers are looking for in today's job market.

One Month Virtual Training

Graduates Members will go through 4 weeks of intensive virtual training (instructor led) covering over 14 employability courses. The courses have been designed to equip participants with the 21st century skills which are required by employers of labour

Two Months Internship

Graduates Members will have the opportunity to be placed in organisations that will afford them the opportunity to gain practical and relevant work experience that will position them for better career prospects.

Job Placement

The GAP Network will provide Graduate Members access to job opportunities through our partner organisations. Through these opportunities, members will be able to secure permanent employment in line with their career aspirations.

Career Counselling

We ensure that you receive counselling as it concerns your career progress from seasoned and experienced professional mentors that you will have access to after the program.




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No. of Trained Graduate Members

80%

Gainfully Employed

32

Courses Delivered

30

Employer Partners

About GAP Network

The Graduate Advancement Programme (GAP) Network is a Flagship programme of the Knowledge Exchange Centre. GAP Network was strategically designed to address unemployment among Nigerian Graduates.

The GAP Network is a 3 month programme comprising of one month of intensive employability training online and two months internship. The programme seeks to address three key areas, namely; lack of job-relevant skills, unemployment/underemployment and poor social networking skills, which are critical factors in addressing issues of unemployment.

The GAP Network encompasses all component needed to help graduates secure meaningful employment and accelerate career growth through training, career counselling, mentoring, internship and a structured support system for its alumni.

The GAP Network courses were carefully developed to help with a shift in graduates' mind-set; help them prepare for the work environment and to build skills and competencies that will help them create value in any organisation they find themselves.


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Programme Structure

Screening and Selection of candidate

All applications will be screened and candidates that meet the conditions for selection will be enrolled into the programme.

One Month Virtual Training

Graduates Members will go through 4 weeks of intensive virtual training (instructor led) covering over 14 employability courses. The courses have been designed to equip participants with the 21st century skills which are required by employers of labour

Two Months Internship

Graduates Members will have the opportunity to be placed in organisations that will afford them the opportunity to gain practical and relevant work experience that will position them for better career prospects.

Job Placement

The GAP Network will provide Graduate Members access to job opportunities through our partner organisations. Through these opportunities, members will be able to secure permanent employment in line with their career aspirations.

Your value does not diminish because of someone's inability to see your worth

Criteria to become a Graduate Member of the GAP Network

To participate in this programme as a Graduate Member, candidates must:

  • Have a minimum of 5 credits O' Level & O' Level equivalent results including Maths and English.
  • Have a university degree (or equivalent HND).
  • Have completed National Youth Service Corp (NYSC).
  • Be between the age range of 21 – 35.
  • Be resident or able to provide accommodation for themselves in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Pass the online test.

Benefits

Graduates who become members of the GAP network and actively participate in the Programme shall have

  1. Access to a well-structured support system consisting of career counseling, mentoring and other relevant career support.
  2. Increased chances of employment and internship opportunities from our partners which include HR managers, recruitment firms and employers of labour.
  3. Access to FREE continuous training and personal development/capacity building programmes.
  4. Award of GAP certificate at the end of the programme.
  5. Opportunity to join KEC GAP Network Alumni Association

Registration for Non-Graduate Members (Professional and Corporate Partners).

The GAP Network seeks to enrol as many professional and corporate partners as possible to enrich the network thereby providing quality support to the Graduate Members.
The following categories of partners are required:

Benefits

The following are some of the benefits that partners would enjoy from joining the network:

  1. Have access to fresh talents for employment, internship and volunteering opportunities from a database of well-trained graduates thereby reducing cost of training new staff.
  2. Personal and career development opportunity by being in a knowledge community and by developing younger ones through training, mentoring, counselling etc.
  3. Opportunity to invest and mentor young graduates from various disciplines within the network.
  4. Opportunity to support a worthy cause aimed at increasing the skills and competencies of young Nigerian graduates to give them have a better future.
  5. Fulfil personal and/or corporate social goals by giving back to the society.
  6. Network and share business opportunities with other partners within the network.
  7. Attend courses organised by KEC to build members’ capacities or those of their relatives and/or employees thereby increasing efficiency and productivity without increasing training budget.
  8. Free access to KEC Library and 50% discount to use of KEC training facilities.
  9. Opportunity to associate brand with the GAP network.

Career Counsellors

This constitute individuals or institutions specialised in providing career and job advice to the graduates. They will be responsible for holding regular clinic sessions with the graduates primarily at KEC facilities or other pre-agreed locations.
Requirements to be a Career Counsellor:

  1. Must be a qualified Career/Guidance Counsellor or have experience in providing career advice for job seekers at graduate level
  2. Must be either an experienced Human Resource Manager/Recruiter or have experience at a senior level in a Job Centre or Career Advisory Service at a Tertiary Institution
  3. Must possess a minimum first degree
  4. Must have good knowledge of the labour market and trends
  5. Not less than 10 years working experience

Mentors

This constitute professionals from various disciplines, industry leaders and business owners who desire to provide one-to-one support to graduate members by mentoring them in their specific career fields.
Requirements to be a Mentor:

  1. Must be a professional
  2. Must be at managerial level and above
  3. Must have no less than 10 years’ experience in a chosen field
  4. Must possess a minimum first degree and/or professional qualification
  5. Must have good industry knowledge and trends

Human Resource Managers

This constitute professionals in Human Resources who desire to provide recruitment, labour, talent and human resource advice and support to graduate members to enable them develop their careers and gain employment.
Requirements to be Human Resource Partner

  1. Must be a Human Resource professional
  2. Must be at managerial level
  3. Must have no less than 5 years’ experience in Human Resources
  4. Must possess a minimum first degree and/or professional qualification in Human Resources (CIPM)
  5. Must have good knowledge of the labour market and HR trends

Employer Partners

This constitute organisations who would like to provide Graduate Members with a one month Job Shadowing opportunity in their companies. The Job Shadowing is designed to provide Graduate Members to build their core skills that would help them increase their competencies. These are the skills required to help them become gainfully employed.
Requirements to be an Employer Partner

  1. Company must be duly registered with CAC
  2. Must have a corporate Office located in Lagos
  3. Must be an equal opportunity employer

Sponsor a Graduate

If you would like to sponsor a Graduate to participate in this programme, please contact us via email at info@knowledgeexchangecentre.org, or call 0705-929-3437.

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