NDE to train 76,300 unemployed youths in vocational skills…..
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) will soon train 76,300 unemployed youths under the Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS) in vocational skills acquisition.
The training scheme will take place simultaneously in all the 36 states, including Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Its duration ranges between two weeks and three months with effect from next month.
The available skills, according to NDE Director General, Dr. Nasiru Mohammed Ladan, include cosmetology and other demand-driven skills peculiar to each community.
Ladan said the target groups include: unskilled men and women who may be primary or secondary school leavers, school dropouts and other unemployed persons, who wish to be trained in marketable skills.
The trainees will be posted to well-established master craftsmen with standard training outlets.
This set will join the existing 4,280 youths presently undergoing NDE training in various vocational skills outlets in all the 36 states, including FCT Abuja, for three months.
After recruitment and documentation, a day orientation and induction course will be conducted for prospective participants to enable them have a pre-knowledge of what the training entails and what is expected of them during the training.
The directorate has engaged the services of proficient and experienced trainers for the successful implementation of the programme.
In Ogun State, the NDE State Coordinator Femi Oyenekan, who is representing the director general, lauded the NDE management for its efforts in reducing the menace of unemployment in Nigeria through various articulated policies designed to subdue the problem of youth unemployment.
He said the registration of 2000 interested youths will take place online using WEBCAM or Smartphones.
According to him, the vocational training programme proposed to begin on December 4, will be conducted solely using informal sector master trainers.
The trainees, Oyenekan said, will be posted to the selected master craftsmen with standard training outlets across Ogun State.