ITF trains 11,000 youths

NIGERIA’S foremost training outfit, the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has commenced the training of 11,000 Nigerian youths across the country.
This was contained in a statement signed by ITF’s Head of Public Affairs, Suleyol Fred Chagu, a copy of which was made available to SUNDAY STANDARD in Jos, saying that the training commenced on Monday, September 18th, 2017 under the National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NSIDP).
According to the statement, the training was part of the continued efforts by President Muhammadu Buhari to create jobs for unemployed youths in the country.
The statement added that the training followed the second phase of :he 2016 NISDP which trained 10,000 youths from 18 states.
“Under this phase, 300 youths each from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will be equipped with the requisite skills in tailoring and fashion designing, plumbing and pipe fitting and welding and fabrication”, it added.
The statement further disclosed that the trainees were turning up for the programme in all the 3,700 centres designated for the programme.
It said “in order for the trainees to realize their potentials and ‘“dreams, supporting equipment in the trade areas will be provided to all trainees as starter packs. This is to serve as empowerment to all participants of the programme to set up on their own and boost the entrepreneurial sector of the country.”
ITF therefore urges the selected trainees to utilise the opportunity of the training by displaying high level of commitment throughout the training to achieve the intended result.
The NISDP, according to the statement was a hard skills component of the National Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP), and has equipped over 100,000 Nigerians with skills for employ-ability and entrepreneurship.


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