To bridge the gap between lack of marketing skills and its rising rate in the society, the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has adopted a skill acquisition training as an appropriate strategy to provide the army of unemployed youths with skills.
This was stated by the Director General of NDE, Dr Mohammed Ladan Argungu, who was represented by Alhaji Safiriyu Awosanya at the one-day orientation programme conducted in Ibadan.
According to him, the 50 people had gone through Basic National Open Apprenticeship Skill (B-NOAS) but were not fully proficient to compete favourably in the business world.
“It has, therefore, become necessary to up the skills of the B-NOAS graduates in order to equip them with higher levels of competence to face the challenges in the ever-changing world of technological advancement in Nigeria in particular and the world in general.
“As part of the NDE 2018 programme implementations of strategy, fifty (50) B-NAOS graduates were metamorphosed to Advanced National Open Apprenticeship Skill (A-NAOS) in five various skills sets in Oyo State.”
The skills set are refrigerator and air conditioning, fashion designing, catering, interior decoration and computer maintenance.
He advised the participants to always be up and doing and to also focus on whatever skill they choose to do.
Earlier in his address, the Head of Department, Mr Adekunle Bamigbade said the 50 participants were posted to competent and well-established and equipped corporate training outlets for a three-month intensive training.