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ITF partners ministry of sports for training of 23,000 youth

ITF partners ministry of sports for training of 23,000 youth
November 30
20:13 2020

Joseph Ari, director general of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), has announced the partnership with the federal ministry of youth and sports development to train 23,000 youth in different vocational skills.


According to a statement, the memoranda of understanding (MoU) to train the 23,000 youth was signed on Monday following months of deliberations.

The training is to cut across 21 vocational skill areas, while 600 youth will emerge from each state including the federal capital territory (FCT).

Ari made the announcement on Monday when Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports, paid him a visit at the ITF headquarters in Jos, Plateau state capital.


He said the objective of the training is to equip the youth with the skills needed to be gainfully employed and to engender the spirit of entrepreneurship.

“Upon the working visit of the Youth and Sports Minister, Mr Sunday Dare to the ITF Headquarters in Jos, to secure training opportunities for the Nigerian youth, the ITF Director General, Mr Joe Ari, announced the training of 23,000 youth in different vocational skills in partnership with FMYSD”, the statement said.

On his part, Dare said the training will be a regular exercise, adding that the ministry will be partnering with the ITF to train 20,000 youth in 2021.


“The Honourable Minister drew the attention of the DG to the fact that the Ministry was pursuing securing training for the Nigerian youth in different sectors such as Digital Skills training, Vocational Skills training, Technical Skills training as well as Autotronics training, considering ITF’s mandate and position as the foremost training organization in Nigeria”, the statement said.

“While introducing the DEEL (Digital Skills, Entrepreneurship, Employability, Leadership & Mentoring) programme of FMYSD, the Minister said he was looking forward to partnering with the ITF to train a minimum of 20,000 youth in the year 2021.”


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