The National Project Director Graduate Internship Scheme, (GIS) has said arrangements have been concluded to train fifty thousand Nigerian graduates under the Subsidy Reinvestment and Employment Program (SURE-P) scheme.
Mr. Peter Papka announced this Monday in Gusau, Zamfara state capital during the opening of a three-day orientation training workshop for Interns and representatives of some firms in the state, stressing that the primary mandate of GIS is the capacity building of unemployed graduates within 12 months and to eventually expose them to opportunities for self-reliance.
Mr Papka further disclosed that the program was among the SURE-P’S initiatives providing critical infrastructural and social safety needs to Nigerian graduates to afford them with ability to ‘’easily gain access to employment immediately after graduation’’ he added. He also said that, fifty graduates and some firm representatives were gainfully trained in the state early this year, saying the current opening of the second batch is set to train another fifty participants, and this he said ‘’was aimed at meeting the target attaining the aim of the Nation’s vision 2020’’.
The Director expressed satisfaction with the commitment placed by the interns in the program, many of them have secured full employment ‘’even before the end of their tenure’’, explaining further that others are currently acquiring professional qualifications and membership support by their employers.