The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) on Monday said it had started training 100 youths in five vocational skills in Zamfara State.
The skills are Phone repairs, Computer appreciation, Confectionery, Knitting as well as Tie and dye.
The state NDE Coordinator, Mr Alhassan Muhammad, in Gusa said that the training was under the Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme ( B-NOAS ).
He said that the scheme was initiated by NDE as part of its measure to provide more employment opportunities to youths.
He said that the trainees comprised of 50 male and 50 female drawn from 14 Local Government areas of the state.
“We have employed five trainers who are training the participants and both trainers and trainees will be paid allowances at the end of the month.
“The period of training is three months, it has already started last week and it would end in December,” he said.
According to Alhassan, the B-NOAS scheme is under the Vocational Skills Development Programme (VSD), one of the core programmes of the NDE.
He said that the NDE Headquarters had directed each of the 36 states to train youths under the B-NOAS-Scheme which was targeted to train 4,820 youths across the country.
Alhassan advised participants to be committed to all sections of the training, saying that the directorate would ensure regular monitoring during the exercise.
He warned that the directorate would not tolerate any act of indiscipline from participants.
The Zamfara state coordinator appealed to stakeholders to continue to cooperate with the NDE to provide employment opportunities to youths.
Source: The nation