FORMER employees of Bristow Helicopters have been charged to seek new opportunities in various sectors of the economy as well as invest their benefits after retirement judiciously by taking advantage of such opportunities.The airline charged its ex staff during a three days training programme in Lagos, where the facilitator and Chief Executive Officer of Safecrest Consulting Services Limited, Mr. Solomon Ohiomah said the programme is designed to assist the participants to among others, plan for a qualitative life after formal employment and identify available business opportunities in the business environment.
According to Ohiomah, the training also aims to guide participants to the fundamentals of generating business ideas, preparing business plans, setting up and managing a business as well as personal finance management.
Mr. Ohiomah explained that leaving formal employment is neither a calamity nor a death sentence, rather it time to retire and re-fire into other areas of human endeavours and a time to embark on new ways of life.
He said government and companies must prepare workers to look forward with confidence to retirement as a new and inevitable phase of life.
The workshop features paper presentations on framework for personal financing planning, economic and coping strategies in a recession, career and personal development.
Others are forms of business and how to register them, writing bankable business plans and sources of start-up capital as well will-preparations, prudent management and investment and pension and gratuity administration.