Ribara, is a social network designed by field experts to connect Alma mater industry peers and mentors, to protégés on campus.
It is also designed to reveal the value of individual skills and proficiencies and bridge the gaps between undergraduate/graduate training and the industry while tracking industry trends to help universities keep up.
According to a member of Ribara team, Dr. Ada Peter exploring platform.ribara.co, Ribara can tell young people exactly how they rank in the skills they claim to have, what gaps exist between them and their dream job roles and more so show young people what bespoke offerings are capable of closing these gaps.
“The system also recommends field mentors and peers for informational interviews. Also, there are opportunities to pursue internship and graduate traineeship goals and to have access to these opportunities, visit the web app www.platform.Ribara.co.”
According to the organization, there are 200 million undergraduates worldwide, with 9 million in Africa and 1.7 million in Nigeria who are affected each year by the widening gap between industry demands and what the “university” is offering. Often, graduates possess intense theoretical knowledge but miss the practical skills needed for desired careers hence the need for Ribara.
The organization also pointed out that while it takes minutes, days or weeks for industry needs and demands to change, it takes a minimum of 3 years to update a university curriculum.
“Hence Ribara Premium provides subscribing institutions and instructors curriculum intelligence to keep up with industry changes and provide relevant learning content.
In the just concluded Ribara Virtual Tech and Engineering Internship Conference titled: ‘Discover and Get Discovered Tech and Engineering 2023 Internship October 14, 2023, participants had the opportunity to connect with Tech and Engineering experts at Microsoft, Google, Meta, Chevron, Enbridge pipelines, Coca cola, Boston Consulting Group, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, NSTAR technologies who spoke on securing career opportunities at Fortune 500 organizations.
Speaking on the conference, Chief Operations Officer, NSTAR Technologies, Somtochukwu Ihenacho said that the value of conferences and tools like Ribara are unquantifiable because there, is a melting pot of curriculum Intelligence, professionals, and experts who share their wins and lessons learned so that emerging talents can skip those mistakes and fast track their success into great organizations.
Other speakers at the virtual conference (www.Ribara.co/events) include: Simbo Olatoregun, Digital Inclusion and Equity Expert formerly at Meta (Facebook); Tolu Aina, Senior Manager Boston Consulting Group; Ose Adeyanju, Data Engineer Chevron.
Also, Ada Peter, Visiting Professor Digital Infrastructure and International Security, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) /DCLR Covenant University and Deji Akin Abiri, Program Director, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco among others spoke at the conference.