The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Industrial Training Fund have signed an agreement to train Nigerian Youth in various vocations.
The agreement was secured following the working visit of the Youth and Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, to the ITF Headquarters in Jos. The training, 9NewsNigeria gathered, would provide opportunities for the Nigerian youth to become self employed.
According to the ITF Director General, Joe Ari, 23,000 youth would benefit in different vocational skills from the partnership with the Ministry.
Ari reiterated the need for Nigeria’s youth to be well trained in varied areas of vocational skills which will enable them become gainfully employed as well as become fledgling entrepreneurs in the Nigerian economy.
The minister informed the iTF boss that his ministry was pursuing securing training for the Nigerian youth in different sectors such as Digital Skills training, Vocational Skills training, Technical Skills training as well as Autotronics training in line with ITF’s mandate as the foremost training organization in Nigeria.
While introducing the DEEL (Digital Skills, Entrepreneurship, Employability, Leadership & Mentoring) programme of Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development FMYSD), Dare said he was looking forward to partnering with the ITF to train a minimum of 20,000 youth in the year 2021.
Following months of deliberations, the FMYSD and ITF signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to train 23,000 youth in 21 vocational skills areas across the 36 States of Nigeria and FCT.
The scheme to train the youth is the Youth Skills and Entrepreneurship Programme, Y-SEP and will commence in a few weeks time.