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ITF to train 11,000 youths nationwide


Director General, Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Sir Joseph Ari

The Industrial Trust Fund is to train 11,000 youths in various technical and vocational skills across the country.

The Director General of the fund, Joseph Ari, disclosed this in Gombe, during the beginning of the 2017 National Industrial Skill Development Programme, in collaboration with the state government.

Under the scheme, 500 youths and women in the state would be trained.


He said: “Since the inception of the programme over 100,000 in 30 trades and craft skills for employability and entrepreneurship have been trained. According to our tracking and monitoring system, most of the beneficiaries of the programme are either gainfully employed or are successful entrepreneurs.”

The director general called on the trainees to take advantage of the training to strive to be self-employed, adding that they must show passion, committed and dedicated to their chosen trade and vocations, which is the only way of their success in life.

Also, the state Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, represented by his Deputy, Charles Iliya, urged the trainees to be more determined, adding that it could be a launching pad towards their recognition as young achievers.

He added that it could pave way for their admission into the new Gombe State University of Science and Technology.

On his part, the state Commissioner for Youth Empowerment, Farouk Yarma, said that the training would last for three months and run simultaneously in three skill acquisition centres, Ture-Mai in Kaltugo, Lubo in Yamaltu/Deba and Gombe town.

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