By Alao Abiodun
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Lagos State has begun skill acquisition training for 40 unemployed youths under the the Advanced National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (A-NOAS) scheme.
Lagos Coordinator, Mrs. Serena Edward, told The Nation the programme was a rare opportunity by NDE Acting Director- General Mallam Abubakar Fikpo to combat mass unemployment in the country.
Edward said that 40 graduated youths from the Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme will undergo a three- month intensive training known as A-NOAS to re-sharpen their horizon, methodology and skills with the sole aim of making them experts in their fields and better equipped for the international market.
Some of the trades they would be trained on are: Electrical engineering, catering, printing and shoe making amongst others.
It commenced from April 29.
She further disclosed that NDE equips trainees in four core programmes of which the vocational skill development is one.
Beneficiaries commended the NDE for the opportunity and promised to utilise all to be learnt effectively.
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