From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Industrial Training Fund has trained seven hundred youths across states on InfoTech skills and empowering them with startup packs.
The Director General of the FundSir Joseph Ntung Ari stated this during the graduation ceremony of the 2018 InfoTec skills empowerment programme held in Kaduna, yesterday.
He added that the Fund decided to launch the InfoTech Skills Empowerment Programme with the training and certification of youths .
Represented by the Kaduna Area Manager, Alhaji Yahya Manu, Sir Joseph Ntung Ari explained that the trainees are degree holders selected and equipped with a three month intensive specialized ICT skills.
According to him, each geo- political zones is benefiting one hundred participants.
“The training were in three categories, the Advanced Computer Networking, Networking Certification and Hardware Maintenance and Repair”. he said
He said eighty percent of the enrolled trainees passed the certification examination.
Sir Joseph Ntung Ari explained that the certification had an international recognition.
He said that through the InfoTech Empowerment Programme, the ITF would equally provide the graduation students with startup packs and tools to boost their self employability.
Sir Joseph Ntung Ari, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting the ITF in the implementation of its various skills intervention and empowerment programme for the benefit of Nigerian youth.
Some of the personalities at the occasion, advised them to take full advantage of what they have learned by impacting positively to their societies.