The National Directorate of Employment, NDE, has commenced training for 360 youths on various skills in Adamawa.
Declaring the three months training open in Yola on Tuesday, the Director-General of NDE, Nasir Mohammed, said the training was under the agency’s National Open Apprenticeship Scheme, B-NOAS, currently going on in 16 states.
Represented by Shittu Mohammed, an Assistant Director in NDE, Mr Mohammed said the beneficiaries of the programme should count themselves lucky for being part of the training.
The participants are undergoing training in five skills of catering, computer applications, electrical installations, interior decoration and hair-dressing.
In his speech, the Adamawa Coordinator of NDE, Kenneth Maigida, said the training was taking place in three centres across the state and thanked the director-general for choosing Adamawa as one of the 16 benefitting states.
Mr Maigida urged the beneficiaries to reciprocate the gesture by taking the training serious to enable them to achieve the benefits.
“Take the training with all seriousness it deserves to acquire the needed skills to be self-reliant,” Mr Maigida said.
Meanwhile, at another ceremony, the Adamawa office of NDE attached 50 trainees with master trainers for a three-month programme under its
Environment Beautification Training Scheme.
The 50 beneficiaries are to be trained in interlocking, POP making and landscaping.