Calabar, November 9th 2018

Afterschool Centre for Career Development is a capacity development organization committed to assisting young persons in transitional stages of their lives set goals and walks them through the achievement of such goals. The centre provides growth opportunities and self as well as career development interventions for and with young people enabling them transit seamlessly from school to work.

As part of its objectives to providing learning and mentoring opportunities for people in Nigeria, Afterschool Centre for Career Development is pleased the launch UNWANA- The National Solar Jobs Project. The project which is part of its Green Jobs programme is aimed at creating awareness, catalysing market demand and training skilled solar engineers and entrepreneurs to provide after sales services thereby improving the uptake of solar energy solutions and greatly decreasing dependency on fossil fuel. Beyond the training component the project is also providing Start up investment loans to the solar engineers and entrepreneurs up to One Million Naira only to its trainees.

The project is also aimed to catalyse the entry, sustenance and expansion of solar energy engineers and entrepreneurs in Nigeria especially in improving the performance of SMEs and micro entrepreneurs which promotes poverty reduction through generation of employment opportunities via the creation of new green jobs in the economy. In addition, it explores the potential of solar energy alternative in boosting the performance of SMEs and small industries and improving livelihoods of the poor in rural areas. The project has significant potential of widespread acceptance by consumers with extensive social, economic and financial impacts.

Delivered in Partnership with The ASteven Group and Verge Development Solutions the Solar Jobs Project  is calling on young people interested in the Renewable energy sector to apply for its Solar Engineering Training programme billed for November 2018. The training curriculum covers Solar Systems design and engineering, Solar systems installation, Device fabrication and characterization, QA and reliability testing, Project management and consultancy as well as product sales. The Solar Engineering Training is billed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in the solar energy field and become a successful solar energy entrepreneurs and engineers. This program will focus on the entire value chain of the solar energy industry preparing attendees for self  and corporate employment .

The Solar Engineering Training holds thus:

Date: November 26thh – December 8th 2018

Training Location: Calabar (Other locations include- Lagos, Jos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano)

Target Audience:  Secondary school graduates, Undergraduates and Graduates  


Participation Fee : N20,000.00 (Highly subsidized)

For registration and sponsorship, Please contact our Programmes team on or call 08092728550, 07032412557.


About Afterschool Centre for Career Development:

Afterschool Centre for Career Development (formerly known as Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project) is a non-governmental, capacity development organization committed to inspiring, investing and engaging young people as well as facilitating growth opportunities for young persons in transitional stages of their lives. We ignite young people to set career goals and walk them through the achievement of such goals enabling them transit seamlessly from school to work.

At Afterschool Centre for Career Development we employ various strategic interventions to counsel, train and provide growth opportunities for young people to prepare for the world of work through a peer mentoring model. Our programmes and projects include a Pathfinder programme for Adolescents, A Pre-Tertiary Training Programme for Post-Secondary school graduates, Workplace Training for Undergraduates as well as career advancement trainings for young professionals.

Beyond providing direct services Afterschool Centre for Career Development provides a springboard for Stakeholder collaboration and thought leadership on issues regarding holistic education including career counseling, employment and youth transitions programming. Some initiatives under our thought leadership portfolio include; The Career Counsellors Coalition and the School to Work Transitions in Africa Initiative.

Interested in our work? Please contact our Partnerships and Programmes Team via +2348187508000,+2348185035437 or email ,