FIVE SKILLS ACQUISITION AREA OF INTEREST
SKILL ACQUISITION DEFINED
A skill is the learned ability to perform an action with determined results with good execution often within a given amount of time, energy, or both.
Skill acquisition is the art of learning to do something to earn a living and or to survive
THREE REASONS FOR SKILL ACQUISITION
- MEANS TO WEALTH
- YOU STAND A GREAT CHANCE OF GETTING A JOB
- YOU AREN’T DEPENDENT ON ANYONE FOR SURVIVAL
MEANS TO WEALTH
In 1999 when Jeff Bezos started off a software engineer in his garage, little did he know that he would later create an empire that would make him the richest man on earth?
With his skill, he was able to create an online marketplace where people can be able to buy and sell. It isn’t the first, but I guess his idea was unique.
If you want something that would help you start a business, create wealth, and diversify your income, then you should focus on skill acquisition.
YOU STAND A GREAT CHANCE OF GETTING A JOB
When you think you don’t feel like creating your own business, you can also get hired easily. When you focus on getting useful skills as an unemployed graduate/Retiree, there is a great chance of you getting a job.
While skill acquisition helps you get a job easily, it would also help you remain on your job. When others are getting fired due to company downsizing, it would surely not affect you.
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YOU AREN’T DEPENDENT ON ANYONE FOR SURVIVAL
This is also one of the reasons for skill acquisition; you tend to live off the skills you’ve acquired. But it also depends on the type of skill acquisition program or the skill you acquired.
When you have gotten the right skill, every other thing falls in place. You no longer beg for money just like others will do.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF SKILL ACQUISITION?
The type of skill acquisition and empowerment program you go for is dependent on your qualifications and what you intend to achieve.
FIVE TYPES OF SKILL ACQUISITION
- AGRIBUSINESS BASED SKILL ACQUISITION
- PRODUCT BASED SKILL ACQUISITION
C.VOCATIONAL SKILL ACQUISITION
D.WHITE COLLAR SKILL ACQUISITION PROGRAM
- MEDIA SKILLS
- AGRIBUSINESS BASED SKILL ACQUISITION
- CROP – Arable/Cash Crop
- MARKETING OF PRODUCE
- INPUT DEALERSHIP
PRODUCT BASED SKILL ACQUISITION
This proposal will be focused on this area, they include SOAP MAKING (LIQUID AND BAR, PERFUME MAKING, AFTER SHAVE, COSMETICS (HAIR, BODY, SHAMPOOs) AIR FRESHNER, PAINT MAKING, INSECTICIDES, DISINFECTNANTS (DETTOL, IZAL), TISSUE PAPER & SERVIET, PETROLEUM JELLY (VASELINE), bottled WATER
This sort of skill acquisition leads to release of products and ultimately can be regarded as quick wins and are tangible
VOCATIONAL SKILL ACQUISITION
The vocational skill acquisition is the process of getting skills that don’t require excessive mental exercise. There are lots of certain vocational skills that are very profitable to get, and I will be listing them out in details.
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BARBING, FASHION DESIGN, AUTOMOBILE REPAIRS, PAINTING, TILING, P.O.P, HARDWARE ENGINEER, CATERING
WHITE COLLAR SKILL ACQUISITION PROGRAM
- This is a type of skill acquisition and empowerment program that allows educated people get the skills that would help them become experts in certain fields.
There are lots of skills under this category, and I will group them according to their sectors.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – COMPUTER HARDWARE ENGINEERING, NETWORK ENGINEERING, WEB DESIGN, WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT, GRAPHICS DESIGN, SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, CYBER-SECURITY AND MORE.
- Skills got under this sector are for those who are interested in the management and administration.
- This includes – CINEMATOGRAPHY, VIDEO EDITING, SCRIPT WRITING, SOUND EDITING, GRAPHICS DESIGN, CONTENT WRITING
It is left to you now the area of interest but remember that the sky is large enough for two birds to fly without colliding.
Write up Godfrey Ajayi Sunday. Group Managing Director, Gconsulting International Services Ltd