is an African non-profit organisation founded in 2017.
YPC seeks to connect the dots in the educational system through advanced skills development to support, empower and transform the lives of school leavers positioning young people for the future of work.
Through its programmes and activities, YPC complements professional/graduates qualications with the necessary skill set, positioning young people for marketplace opportunities, raising a generation of business leaders, problem solvers, change makers and entrepreneurs who enhance technological, economic and social development across Africa.
With relevant supports and collaborations, YPC will empower 10,000 Africans before 2025 with digital skills, business leadership and promote entrepreneurship through her trainings and incubation opportunities to contribute to Africa’s educational development and technological advancement.
Young People connect is the HOME OF SKILLS for every young Africans.
The YPC was initiated after a thoughtful and detailed study which revealed that many young people, especially undergraduates and recent graduates, do not understand the importance of possessing vocational and soft skills in today’s world. Many are focused on bagging a degree and getting a white collar job. Only very few possess skills but are faced with the challenge of combining their skills or trade with the rigors of a typical institution of higher learning in Nigeria.
A recent statistic showed that 18.8% of the entire Nigeria population are unemployed. This gure will continue to rise unless there is an intervention.
The YPC seek to bridge the gap between formal education and other forms of
learning. Through strategic events, conferences and mentoring, we hope to help young people discover and realize their full potentials, support them in their ideas and connect them with people who can serve as guides in their career, professional and entrepreneurial journey.
We seek to balance the skill-school equilibrium.
Daily, there are beyond the classroom projects and out of the box questions consciously or subconsciously asked within and without our institutions of learning. It is therefore pertinent to bring together out of the box thinkers, world changers and thought leaders who will also proffer out of the box solutions. Hence, the birth of Young People
The Young People Connect is an initiative that is aimed at empowering young people with relevant information and skills that give them competitive advantage in a fast growing and dynamic world.
To facilitate this, YPC runs an annual conference called “Connect Conference” and educates young people that are unemployed and equip them with skills and information virtually.
Joseph is a brand communications and media expert, youth reformer, social entrepreneur, and leader. Joseph offers communications support for organizations and executives to improve stakeholders and community engagement. He is the founder of Young People Connect Africa: a fast-growing community of change-makers.
Joseph is an alumnus of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) programme, Regional Leadership Centre Accra.
Joseph, through YPCAfrica, has changed the lives of more than 4000 young Africans, equipped them with creative, independent, and employable workplace skills in the entrepreneurial and technology-driven contexts to improve Africa’s Economy and lead in social development across Africa.
Since 2018, Joseph, as Convener, has hosted the most anticipated youth Connect Conference with more than three thousand participants since inception.
Joseph, through partnerships and collaborations, has engaged, equipped, and connected young people to opportunities, impact projects, and startup ideations.
In 2019, Joseph was nominated and became the first runner-up for the prestigious FBI awards for influence through education and social good.
Joseph is certified in personal branding and career fit by Skill-Hub Business School, Nigeria. Joseph recently got certified in International Leadership and Organizational Behavior from the SDA University of Bocconi.
Joseph, with a core focus on income, influence, and impact, is known for his innovative ideas in entrepreneurship, branding, and digital business models.