The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has approved the recruitment and training of 76300 trainees nationwide, FCT NDE Coordinator, Lady Edna Offordile, has said.
She said under the scheme, each state had been mandated to recruit and train 2000 unskilled men and women who might be primary or secondary school leavers, school drop-outs and other unskilled/ unemployed persons who might wish to be trained in the identified marketable skills.
Speaking at the orientation ceremony of Basic Open National Apprenticeship Scheme (NOAS) for 2000 trainees organised by the NDE FCT Vocational Skill Development Department held in Abuja on Thursday, she said the ongoing training in cosmetology would last for two weeks.
“At the end of this training, the trainees should be able to produce bar soap, bath soap, liquid soap, Izal, Detol, body spray, hair cream, air freshener, shampoo, hair conditioner, body cream and the production of insecticide. Having acquired this knowledge, they should also be able to package and sell these products to make a living. The training involves 18 master trainers spread out to all the area councils of the FCT,” she said.
Offordile further said the intensive training in other skills like interior decoration, catering and GSM repairs would commence immediately after the two weeks training and would last for three months, adding that the trainees would be trained by proficient and well established trainers in various localities they were domiciled.
She said the NDE FCT would engage the services of counsellors/motivational speakers and successful entrepreneurs during the orientation.
“You will be posted to selected master craftsmen with standard training outlets across the FCT,” she added.