Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre, W.TEC
Lagos, Nigeria, 2015, April 23
The Women's Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) celebrated the Girls in ICT Day on the 23rd - 24th of April, 2015 with Female Youth Corp Members in Lagos State. 65 and 153 female
youth Corp members were present respectively on the days. The event held at the NYSC Secretariat Hall, Surulere, Lagos State. It started at 9 a.m. and
ended at 4 p.m. on both days.
The purpose of this programme was to equip recent female graduates from higher institutions useful ICT skills that will help improve their chances of
employment and enhance their productivity skills in the workplace as well as in business.
The 2-day development programme was focused on teaching useful ICT & enterprise skills such as Self-awareness and Personal Development, Basic ICT
Skills and Computer Applications - Building a CV, Social Media as a significant tool for Career & Business Development, productivity tools -
MindMapping for creating Business Portfolios.
During the course of the event, every participant showed great excitement, listened responsively and asked intelligent questions at all the learning
Sessions of the days included:
Self-awarness & Personal Development
Basic ICT & Computer Application using Ms Word, Ms Excel and Ms PowerPoint
Developing a Product Portfolio using Mind-Map
Social Media & Internet Tools as a significant tool for career & Business Development
Self-awarness & Personal Development:
This session was about self-awareness determinants and personal development techniques that will be relevant to participants as a pre-requisite in
thw workplace that will increase self-worth and enhance awareness of strengths for relevance in the society.
Basic ICT & Computer Application:
This practical session taught participants how to represent basic information on tables, charts as well asCV building using using MS productivity
Talks on Entreprenurship
The session taught participants on basic steps/considerations to put in place in order to pursue a career path, develop a product portfolio or
build up a successful business.
Social Media & Internet Tools as a significance for Career & Business Development:
The session featured teachings on how to pick the right Social Media tools for business and how these tools help build businesses.
Comments from Participants
Below are samples of responses to the evaluation form received from participants:
Please make general comments about the course or area of improvement.
Feedback from the participants:
Although I had a partial knowledge about ICT before, but after today’s teaching, I have developed zeal to go further on basic ICT programmes.
- Onyechi Ifeoma
This course should be made available for university undergraduates and every young woman.
- Opeoluwa Kuye
I love the programme because it has helped to widen my knowledge about ICT and my future
- Onu Felicia
It was really good; I also commend the speakers for making the environment lively
. - Anukam Onyinyechi
The sessions were very interactive and I learnt a lot about ICTs as productivity tools. -