Industrial Training Fund, ITF, is to train and empower another batch of 255 Nigerian youths, Engineers and Artisan through nine vocational training programmes.
The vocational training programmes include Information Communication Technology, ICT, Building Technology, Mechanical Services, Electrical & Electronics Technology, Residential air Conditioning, Mobile Phone Repairs, Instrumentation and Process Control among others.
Speaking during the kick off of the training through a virtual process in Abuja, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Katagum commended ITF’s determination towards reducing unemployment and poverty among Nigerian youths through it’s various skills and vocational training programmes.
The Ministert reiterated the commitment of the present administration in improving the country’s economy through job creation and youth empowerment.
In a remark, the Director General of the Industrial Training Fund, ITF, Sir Joseph Ari said the vocational training programme which would last for six months was in collaboration with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board.
Sir JAri said ITF would continue to put in place iprogramnes that would fast track the realization of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in the areas of youth empowerment, job creation and poverty reduction.
The Director General of ITF who said the youths were selected from the six Geo political zones of the country advised the beneficiaries to adhere strictly to COVID 19 protocol during the period of the training.
Also speaking, the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, Mr Sinbi Wabote described skills and vocational training as key towards reducing crimes and making the youth contribute to national economic development of the country.
He stated that the Board would continue to collaborate with relevant Government’s agencies and stakeholders on programnes that would make the youths employers of labour.