The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced the training of 800 youths in Ekiti State under the Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS), for vocational skill acquisition.
The training, according to the Coordinator, Mr. Alao Babatunde is designed for unskilled men and women who are primary school leavers, secondary school leavers, dropouts as well as other unemployed persons.
The skill acquisition covers computer, fashion designing, shoe and bag making, GSM repairs, hair dressing, barbing, bead stringing and catering.
Babatunde noted that the programme was in line with the directorate’s mandate to design and implement programmes to reduce unemployment.
coordinator said the choice of the specialised training in vocational skill acquisition was a carefully designed initiative to align the participants with the current demands of the economy.
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