From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Niger state has commenced the training of over 100 beneficiaries under the federal government Advanced National Apprenticeship Scheme (A-NOAS) which is under the Vocational Skills Development Programme.
This programme is a follow up training for graduated trainees of the Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS) so as to acquire more professional training in their chosen skills to become experts in their fields.
This was contained in a press statement issued by the agency Public Relations Officer, Mrs Helen Abu in Minna yesterday.
She said, at the end of the three months training, participants would be able to compete favourably with other players in the business. The trades include: Welding, Catering, ICT, Fashion Design and Electrical Installation.
Meanwhile, the ongoing Community Based Training Scheme (CBTS) at Batati in Lavun Local government in the state by 50 trainees has witnessed a steady progress also involved in tailoring, soap making,GSM repairs and catering aimed at taking skills acquisition training to the grassroots.
The three months programme will be ended by November this year as they will be assisted by the Directorate in setting up their own businesses.
Participants were been paid monthly stipend and their trainers will be remunerated according to their number of trainees under them.