The National Directorate of Employment NDE in Niger State said it will train 1,232 selected beneficiaries on Skills-for-Job scheme in the state.
The objective of the programme is to empower youths from vulnerable homes and equip them with right attitude and skills required to address the problem of unemployment in the country.
According to a statement issued by NDE in its quarterly magazine, the management pointed out that the training will last for 9 months and would focus on life skills training, vocational/sector specific, technical training, entrepreneurship skills and apprenticeship training.
Skills-for-Job constitutes one of the components of the Youth Empowerment and Social Support Operation (YESSO), a World Bank initiative introduced to specifically assist youth from poor households to have access to employment opportunities through a well-coordinated and structured training.
It stated that the orientation program is being organized by the NDE in partnership with a private sector to exposed participants to overview of YESSO and skills for job, trainees’ expectations, general safety precautions, personal behavior and project obligations to the trainees among others.
The training which is mandatory for all the selected trainees commences on Monday, 20 to Tuesday, 21 March, 2017 at Chanchaga Local Government, UK Bello Arts Theatre, Minna while that of Bida comes up on Thursday, 23 to Friday, 24 March 2017.