Fifty women and youths yesterday commenced a vocational and entrepreneural training at the Jos Business School. The training was organised by the legislator representing the Jos North/Bass federal constituency, Suleiman Yahaya Kwande, in collaboration with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).
The exercise, the organisers said, was meant to build the capacity of the participants in five different skills. The participants will be given start-up capital at the end of the training to start their businesses.
A SMEDAN consultant at the training, Steve Olusegun Ogidan, said the training targeted a minimum of 250 businesses within the next three months.
Ogidan said, “We are exposing them to vocational training on agricultural production, poultry business, block-making, catering, good food processing and confectioneries.”
Kwande explained that the project was aimed at empowering widows and youths to become self-reliant. He urged small and medium enterprises to provide jobs for unemployed youths so as to reduce poverty and enhance peace in the constituency.