Reflections on the 2019 Annual Technical Workshop by the Young Engineers Forum of Nigeria,
The recently concluded Annual Technical Workshop for the Young Engineers Forum of Nigeria centred around Mentorship for Startups. Accomplished professionals were among the speakers who used the platform to share their experiences and knowledge. As Keynote Speaker, Engr. Sir. Dr. Asinyetogha H. Igoni (lecturer at the Rivers State University) shared his thoughts on Mentorship.
The Mentor needs to open up to the mentee, not withholding valuable information
The mentee needs to be willing first, and must submit under the tutelage of the mentor
After his keynote address, the invited guest speakers delivered their address.
Mr. Musa Mohammed Mustapha spoke on the sub-theme “Imperatives of Security for Start-ups“. Mr. Musa is first rated private security specialist and entrepreneur who spoke on the importance of risk assessment of the business environment.
Thereafter, Mr. Emmanuel Martin Nwachukwu spoke on the sub-theme “Transitioning from Professional to Entrepreneurship“. He is a serial entrepreneur who shared his journey, highlighting his high and low moment in entrepreneurship. See a full article from his session here.
The sessions ended with Questions and Answers from the audience.
The Young Engineers Forum of Nigeria (YEFoN) is an arm of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, set up to provide mentoring to student, graduate and corporate members of the society that are not more than 40 years of age. These members are mentored in career and professional development through seminars, workshops, technical visits, and monthly meetings (which are held every 2nd Thursday of each month).