NDE Trains Youths in Cosmetology, GSM Phone Repairs, Others
Posted: 25/Jan/2018

The National Directorate of Employment, NDE,  Lagos has commenced another round of Youth Employment training through its Basic-National Open Apprenticeship Scheme Programme. This is in line with one of the core mandates of the directorate which is to design and implement programmes to combat mass unemployment. A statement by the NDE Lagos coordinator, Mr Adebowale Ologbenla indicated that the on-going Youth empowerment training was taking place in different training centers in the 20 Local Government Areas in Lagos State.

Mr. Ologbenla explained that no fewer than 2,500 Youths were being trained in Cosmetology consisting of soap-making, insecticides, Air-fresheners, Germicides, perfume jelly, etc, as well as Barbing, Bead-stringing, GSM phone repairs and Confectionaries. The programme as explained by Mr Ologbenla, was slated to last for three months which include both theory and practical training.

The State coordinator highlighted that the NDE Lagos collaborated in the four core programme with the state government, NGO’s, churches, mosques and individuals. The empowerment programme is being executed in all the states; including the FCT.

NDE Trains 2000 Youths in Ebonyi
TheNational Directorate of Employment, NDE, yesterday, said it has begun the training and empowerment of 2000 unemployed youths in various skill acquisitions across the State. Briefing newsmen at the headquarters of NDE in Abakaliki, the State Coordinator of the agency, Mr. Marcel Igboanude who stated that the trainees were drawn from the 13 local government areas of the state, added that the purpose of the programme was to make youths self reliant and useful to the society.

Igboanude stated that the programme which is targeted at empowering unemployed youths in the state was being implemented under the 76,000 Job Creation Scheme of the NDE running concurrently across the nation.

He called on well meaning Nigerians and philanthropists to partner with the agency towards the empowerment of unemployed youths in the country as youths form an integral and productive component of the nation and should not be relegated to the background He said: “The programme is called 76,000 Job  Creation Scheme by National Directorate of Employment; it is a nationwide programme used by NDE to create jobs for the teaming population of unemployed youths in Nigeria through skill acquisition. NDE outlined various skill acquisitions which we want to train the unemployed youths in, so that they can become useful citizens to themselves and their families.”

“One of the major skills used by NDE in this regard is the production of cosmetology products; under this scheme every state is required to train 1400 unemployed youths in the production of these cosmetology products leaving a balance of 600 youths who will also be trained in other vocational skills; those other skills are under short duration such as hair dressing, bead making, computer operation, GSM repairs, sewing and fashion designing.

“For the cosmetology, we trained them for a period of 2 weeks and they are expected to learn the production of various cosmetology products such as Vaseline, air freshener, other disinfectants, creams, pomade; there are broad 8 groups of cosmetology products; soap is just one group; we have liquid soap, car wash, bar soap; we have other types of soap for production.”

Source: Vanguard News

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