Home » Business » How The Industrial Training Fund Trained 37,000 People In Two Years
How The Industrial Training Fund Trained 37,000 People In Two Years

How The Industrial Training Fund Trained 37,000 People In Two Years

The Industrial Training Fund, (ITF) said it has trained 37,000 youths in collaboration with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and Bank of Industry (BoI) in two years.

According to the organisation, the training was carried out under the National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP), which was introduced by the Federal Government in 2012.

ITF director-general, Dr. Juliet Chukkas-Onaeko, made this known in Lagos during an interactive forum with industry stakeholders organised by the Fund.

She said the theme of the forum, ‘Moving forward and succeeding together’ is apt and a clarion call for all its stakeholders to join in the Fund strides towards a developed and industrialised Nigeria.

Onaeko pointed out that no nation develops by merely exporting raw materials without having a booming industrial sector, saying that for this to happen, an adequate number of skilled workforce as a pre-requisite is needed.

She added that the Fund came up with a four point agenda which are: to increase the number of Nigerians trained to two million annually; fully automate ITF business processes and ensuring 100 per cent each of collection training contributions as well as implementation of Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).

She added that the four point agenda is intended to ensure effective service delivery that will add value to the bottom line of clients’ operations and guarantee full actualization of its mandate.

“As part of our commitment to building the capacity of middle level manpower in Nigeria, the ITF in conjunction with Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) has set up a Technical Skills Development Project (TSDP).

“The project, which currently runs in the facilities of NECA member companies, Peugeot Automobile of Nigeria (PAN) Kaduna, Niger Dock Lagos, Nigerian Breweries and ITF ISTCs in Ikeja and Kano, is set to be expanded to more facilities in order to accept more trainees,” she said.

She appealed to companies that had failed in their statutory duties to do so, saying: “it is only when we collectively live up to our responsibilities that our dream of a great Nigeria will be achieved.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: