ITF, NECA train 3,000 youths under TSDP programme

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THREE thousand youths are being trained under the Technical Skills Development Project (TSDP) of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and the Nigerian Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), ITF Director-General Joseph Ari has said.

The training is holding in 18 industrial centres nationwide.

Ari said the TSDP was one of the initiatives by both organisations create jobs.

“Its primary objective is to reduce unemployment, promote sustainable wealth creation and give the youth’s entrepreneurial and attitudinal proficiency through technical skills acquisition,” Ari stated.

He said the participants would be trained in 18 trades and crafts, including electrical/electronic maintenance, mechanical machinery and maintenance.

According to him, they would also be trained in welding, fabrication, plumbing/pipe fittings maintenance, beverage bottle operation and information and communications technology.

Ari listed others as building construction, carpentry and joinery, agriculture and agro-allied, animal husbandry, aqua culture, breeding and hatchery, livestock and aqua culture feeds, as well as fashion designing.

ITF and NECA, he said, expected the participating organisations to equip the trainees with competitive skills to enable them get jobs after the programme.

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