A comprehensive training and skills development program has been designed for the teeming youths and employees in Ogun State.
The program, which will take off soon, offers a wide range of skills training designed to afford the youths an opportunity to acquire practical skills in line with industry needs. Upon completion, participants will obtain qualifications that are recognized by the government.
A statement from the Project Coordinator of Foreign Trade and Investment Services Africa, Dr. Cliff Ogbede said that the training is being organized in conjunction with Ogun State Government through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry adding that the program would lead to the offering of the City and Guilds of London Institute certificate.
“Upon completion of each academic session, outstanding trainees will also be offered immediate internship program in our partner organisations in Europe, while the young entrepreneurs will be empowered with start-up funds through our foreign partners and the OGSG/Bank of Industry loan scheme,” Dr. Ogbede explained.
Ogbede expressed confidence that the scheme would create highly talented workforce for the industrialization of the state and the country in general.
He further said that the package will provide skills towards improving manpower development, job creation and attract beneficial foreign direct investment in Ogun State.
According to Ogbede, the courses to be offered include, digital technology, engineering, building services, beauty, hospitality and catering, travel and fashion as well as health care, and that trainees would be selected from all the wards in Ogun State.