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Soft Skills Training at Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC)

Category : SUPA2019

Knowing precisely what you really want to achieve in life helps you to focus your energy appropriately for success.

Life skills are essential for success in life, marriage, business or work.

Life skills (soft skills) are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.

The 3-day Soft skills training spanned through the following topics:

  • Goal Setting.
  • Developing a positive attitude and mindset.
  • Personal values and responsibility.
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Communication skills.
  • Understanding the workplace and adapting to the changing world of work.
  • Searching for job and writing a winning CV.
  • Understanding business etiquette and relationships.
  • Creative thinking and innovation.
  • Time management.
  • Working effectively in teams.
  • Networking for success.
  • Conflict management and peace building for economic development.
  • These will enable the trainees adapt well in whatever work environment/community they find themselves in.

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3D PRINTED HANGER MOLD

SKILL UP ABIA 2019

Category : SUPA

It’s been a long week of activities here at Clintonel Innovation Centre ranging from business models presentations by the 5 start-up teams undergoing incubation to the beautiful designs made by trainees in Computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD & CAM) and the amazing prototypes printed by our 3D printer.

3D PRINTED HANGER MOLD

Clintonel Innovation Centre is committed to solving the shortage of power supply in Nigeria as our solar energy trainees advanced to load calculation which enables design specification in solar panal and inverter installation.

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGNS

Technology is truly best when it brings people together to solve problems.

SUPA

At Clintonel Innovation Centre, we are equipping young people with skills for technology development and job creation.


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Startup Incubation

Category : SUPA

Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC) is poised to ensure that the startups which emerged from the Skill Up Abia project are successful.

Today in their incubation class, Mr Daniel Chinagozi, Founder, Innovation Growth Hub, took the teams through extensive lessons on ‘Understanding a Business’.

The entrepreneurs learnt the importance of understanding a business and the significance it holds when choosing the type of service/product to render.

Emphasis was placed on the various:

  • Business Model Canvas
  • Types of Business Models
  • Lean startup model: How to find a gap in the market in the most efficient way possible in terms of time and money spent.

The five Startup teams participating in the incubation include:

  • LED Tech which provide STEM practical kits for schools.
  • Mac Designs create footwear designs and shoe soles for the footwear industry.
  • Uvik offers solar charging stations and renewable energy alternatives for rural areas.
  • FLI Tech builds electronic displays and alarms for schools.
  • Tuzar ventures offers product design and digital fabrication for customers.

In our capacity as Nigeria’s first Makerspace and hardware business incubator, CIC seeks to provide training, mentoring and equipment to entrepreneurs to create and maintain sustainable businesses.


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Skill Up Abia Graduation

Category : SUPA

Skill Up Abia Graduation was a Huge Success!
93 people trained by Clintonel Innovation Centre – CIC Aba in CAD, CAM and Solar: 
12 startups emerged, 30 new products developed, 24 internship placements, 39 self-employed, etc.
CIC is effectively addressing youth unemployment in Nigeria.

10 amazing business startups shortlisted for Skill Up Abia Startup Pitch:
 Grace House
 Serve & Smile
 Fli-Tech
 Printables
 Mac Designs
 Air-Klipps
 Led Tech
 Uvik Tech
 Tuzar Ventures
 FG Engravers
These startups pitched before a seasoned team of judges who selected three winners to join CIC Hardware Business Incubator.
The startups will be supported to start and grow successful businesses.

#SkillUpAbia is supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta – PIND


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Foot and Footwear Designs by Computer Aided Design (CAD) Trainees

Category : SUPA

Computer Aided Design (CAD) students learning to dissect, analyse and design human foot and different kinds of footwears at SkillUpAbia2018, a project of Clintonel Innovation Centre – CIC supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta – PIND


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Invitation to SKILL UP ABIA Graduation

Category : SUPA

We are pleased to invite you to Skill Up Abia Graduation.

Date: Sunday, 3rd February 2019

Venue: CIC Makerspace
7 Factory Road, Aba.

Time: 2:00 pm

Highlights:
There will be a Startup Pitch Competition for 10 shortlisted startups emerging from Skill Up Abia. Three winners will be selected to participate in CIC Business Incubation program.

Skill Up Abia (SUPA) is a youth employment program of Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC) Aba supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND).

Clintonel Innovation Centre is Nigeria’s first indigenous Markerspace and Hardware Incubator, Proudly Made in Aba.

Our Vision is to transform Nigeria into a technology producer, creating millions of employment for young Nigerians. We develop capacity in Nigeria for technology development and manufacturing.

Participants in Skill Up Abia are equipped with Market Ready Skills in Emerging Markets including: Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Renewable Energy. Some of the trainees graduate and start up new businesses, some secure jobs in existing companies while the rest become self-employed freelancers.

Thank you for the honour of your presence.


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Soft Skills Training

Category : SUPA

Today at Clintonel Innovation Centre – CIC, #SkillUpAbia graduating class was taught soft skills to complement their technical skills. They were equipped with tools for strategic thinking, personal effectiveness, competent leadership, and right orientation to work.
The training was facilitated by Wider Perspectives Ltd, a top management consulting firm.

Skill Up Abia is supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta – PIND.


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SKILL UP ABIA IN VIDEO

Category : SUPA

Skill Up Abia is a youth employment project to equip unemployed young persons with market ready skills of Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Renewable (Solar) Energy.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/lOzVyCCCEbE

Through Skill Up Abia hundreds of thousands of jobs will be created in Nigeria.

Skill Up Abia is a Project of Clintonel Innovation Centre – CICAba (cic.clintonel.biz) supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta – PIND


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Funding Workshop

Category : SUPA

To ensure funding does not inhibit #SkillUpAbia graduating trainees, Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC) organised a 2-day funding workshop, anchored by Tochukwu Emelone who has won several national and international awards.
Watch out for these stars, Proudly Made in Aba!
 
Skill Up Abia is supported by PIND.

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2nd Product Design Challenge

Category : SUPA

In their second project defence, the CAM trainees created designs of the following products:
*Book Shelve
*Drink dispenser
*Stationery rack
*Workshop organiser
*Reading stand

Very soon, Nigeria will begin to produce the goods she consumes, creating abundance of jobs for our youth.

#SkillUpAbia is a Project of Clintonel Innovation Centre – CIC Aba supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta – PIND