The government took a giant step in 2012 in an attempt to reverse the crippling hands of unemployment in Nigeria by introducing the Skill and Entrepreneurship Acquisition (SAED) program in the NYSC. It was an idea that was supposed to build the concept of entrepreneurship in the youth and thus build their skills and business sense.
Since its introduction the SAED program has left an immense impact in the lives of some corp members. There are experiences of corp members who started a living with this, others who do not have to spend money on buying certain products but can now produce them on their own, and have helped to save some expenses in their family budget since they can produce these things at home. Many have learnt a lot of valuable skills that remain with them forever.
There are different categories of these skills offered in this SAED program. You can do well to consider them in the list below.
NYSC SAED: Agro-allied
This section of the SAED program partners with organization involved in large scale production, processing, and packaging of food using modern equipment and methods. They are usually involved in education and training interested corp members in the skills in processing and packaging of food.
It can really be an invaluable skill to acquire with the recent trend toward food processing and packaging.
NYSC SAED: Automobile
In the section of automobile, organizations such as driving schools can be contacted within the state to help corp members learn the skills of driving. A lot of corp members find themselves interested in this section which I feel it is very useful for every graduate to learn.
NYSC SAED: Beautification
In a large sense beautification involves making visual improvements to a person, place or thing. With the SAED program in the orientation camp it is common to see beauticians who would teach corp members preliminary phases of embellishing pictures, art works and the sort.
NYSC SAED: Construction
This is more of building and construction sector. Some of the training in this section might include brick laying, building of houses, building of roads, and others like it. It can really be an interesting course for some corp members.
NYSC SAED: Cosmetology
The SAED works hand in hand with experts involved in the care of hair and makeup as well as skin care and products. These training may include services such as coloring, extensions, and straightening. Interested corp members can learn useful skills in improving and perfecting the hair style of clients. With the new knowledge the corp members they can make a business out of styling hair for weddings, proms, and other special events in addition to routine hair styling.
NYSC SAED: Culture and tourism
The culture and tourism section is interested in educating students on how to make a business from culture and tourism. Culture and tourism happens to be placing importance on the art works, relics and attractive centers of a community that raise the interest of tourist. A good knowledge of the business is vital if a person wants to embark on it.
NYSC SAED: Education
In the education sector, organizations involved usually are into educating corp members who have a passion for education in seeing the various opportunities in the education sector and how to make a business out of it.
NYSC SAED: Environment
In the environment section a lot of teachings on the dangers facing the environment are highlighted and training on environmentally ecology and economics are taught which is vital for most businesses today.
NYSC SAED: Film and photography
In the film and photography section the organization involved are usually into teaching corp members how to operate video cameras and photo cameras. To be able to produce excellent film and videos requires an art that need to be acquired and that is what these bodies are interested in teaching corp members
NYSC SAED: Food Processing/Preservation
This section covers technologies involved in food processing and preservation. Corp members interested in this are taught by organizations on the modern technologies, and ways to use them in food processing and preservation and how to make a business out of it.
NYSC SAED: ICT
In the ICT sector you can find organizations that are ready to give out knowledge on computer skills to students. Some of these skills would include skills on Microsoft office, web design, graphic design, program management and any other related skills.
NYSC SAED: Power & Energy
In this section you can find organizations that can teach corp members on certain ways to generate power and energy. The training include training mostly on how to build solar power. Knowledge on this can be a big source of revenue for corp members when taken seriously.
Depending on the state you are serving the categories can come in different forms with consideration of the available establishment in the area. Generally though, they are almost the same everywhere. You would be expected to join one so try as much as possible to know what would be easier for you, one that you have passion in and one that can help in the long run in your future career choices.
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