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15,000 Nigerians graduate from FG-backed TVET programme

TVET Maximisation is a Federal Government-funded initiative and it is a technical and vocational skill acquisition programme, targeted at equipping millions of young Nigerians with the skills necessary for economic independence.
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About 15,000 Nigerians will be graduating from the first phase of Project Technical Vocational Entrepreneurialship Training (TVET) Maximisation.

TVET Maximisation is a Federal Government-funded initiative and it is a technical and vocational skill acquisition programme, targeted at equipping millions of young Nigerians with the skills necessary for economic independence.

A statement signed by the Director, Technical and Vocational Skills Training Department, Mr James Abimbola, read, “The programme, which began in August 2023, has successfully trained 15,000 individuals across seven states, including Lagos, 3,000; Enugu, 2,000; Gombe, 2,000; Edo, 2,000; Nasarawa, 2,000; Ogun, 2,000 and Kaduna, 2,000. These states represent the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.”

It added that the 15,000 participants were trained in their areas of interest, as available within the programme, namely, tailoring/fashion design, beauty care and cosmetology, graphic design, solar installation, ICT, and more.

The statement maintained that the closing ceremonies would take place this week.

“The Industrial Training Fund is pleased to announce the closing ceremonies, scheduled to take place from Monday, 4th December through Friday, 13th December, 2023.

“The ceremonies will be held across the ITF area offices in each of the seven states.

“A select number of successful and top-performing participants will receive their certificates and starter packs during these events.

“After the closing ceremony, all other participants will be required to visit their ITF State Area Offices to collect their certificates. “Those eligible for starter packs will be contacted and instructed to pick them up at the ITF state Area offices as well.

“We believe that this successful project will be extended to other states,” it read.

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