Industrial Training Fund, [ITF] said it has trained 74,000 Nigerian youths on different technical skills across the country as part of efforts to help the Federal Government create jobs and generate wealth for the populace according to its Director General, Dr. Mrs. Juliet Chukkas – Onaeko.
She appealed to stakeholders for support and collaboration to consolidate on the ongoing training programmes in the different sectors of the economy. She further revealed that ITF partnered with Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, [NECA] to enhance the training of these Nigerians in their various professions.
Dr. Mrs. Juliet Chukkas – Onaeko said: “So far, 74, 000 young Nigerians have been trained in different technical and vocational trade areas. Most of the trainees’ secured employment immediately after completion of their training, while a large number of them have established businesses of their own.”
“The Technical Skills Development Program is being run using facilities of employers in different parts of the country and ITF Skills Training Centres. So far, over 2,300 trainees have benefitted from this partnership.
She said the federal government has introduced various policies to reform the economy in order to place it on sustainable economic growth and stability.
“As a proactive organization, we have acquired four mobile workshops to complement our existing industrial skills Training Centres. These will increase accessibility to skills training in all nooks and crannies of the country and ensure that our young men and women acquire relevant skills to fit into existing and new jobs.
“The ITF has also refocused its training programme to equip 2 million youth annually with employable and life skills required for self and paid employment. This outcome will be a drastic reduction in unemployment and restiveness across the country.
This programme is ongoing and we urge other Nigerian youths to key into this programme. Check out Industrial Training Fund website.