Skills open the doors to opportunities. They break personal and social economic boundaries and empowers societies to maximize its potential. Nothing else is that powerful. .

My Story

Emi Iyalla is the Founder and Executive Director of Skillworks. He bagged his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Computer Science and Information Systems from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England. He obtained an International Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Computing from Informatics Academy, Singapore. He also attended the University of Port Harcourt Business School for further Post Graduate studies. He’s the best selling author of Skills That Pay the Bills (Published by Sankofa). He is the founder of the Skill For All Foundation (an open source Skill Development Social Enterprise in Nigeria).  He has designed, developed and managed Skill development programmes for several government and private organizations including the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), The Federal Government’s Presidential Amnesty Programme, Bayelsa State Ministry of Science & Technology & Manpower Development, Leading Edge Business School, etc. He’s a professional member of the Nigerian Institute of Management. He’s passionate about skill development as a part of human capacity building and writes about the role and impacts of Skills in personal, corporate and societal socio economic development. Emi Iyalla is a Nigerian with a global perspective on issues.

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