Kiara Academy trains 84 youths in automobile maintenance
Eighty-four youths drawn from various parts of the country have completed training in Automobile Maintenance at the Innoson Kiara Academy (IKA), Enugu.
The 84 youths who were among the 120 Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and Nigeria Employment Consultative Association (NECA), 2021 sponsored Trainees, graduated at the Academy premises in Enugu.
The graduands, according to the Academy, acquired during the training, Auto Mechanic, Auto Electrical/Electronics, Auto Fabrication and Welding, Auto Spray painting skills with a general understanding of Information Technology and Auto Diagnosis, using modern equipment.
They were issued certificates while the CEO award was given to the Overall Best Trainee and also to the graduands who exhibited exemplary behaviour throughout the course of the training.
Addressing the graduands, the Chief Executive Officer of IKA, Mr Endi Ezengwa charged them to know that graduation was not the end but the beginning of the use of the skill they acquired to benefit the society and earn their living.
Ezengwa commended ITF and NECA for the sponsorship, just as he praised some entrepreneurs from Abia State for sponsoring some of the trainees, assuring them that plans were on to put up other programmes that would give those who graduated from the Academy more opportunities to explore the industry.
Earlier, one of the Directors, Mr Alfred Nwosu, urged the graduates to make the best of the opportunity they had and which the training offered them.
While urging them not to be dismayed by what they see today in the country, Nwosu charged them to use the knowledge they have gathered and to also mix their style with substance to achieve better results.
Head, ITF Enugu Area Office, Mrs Uzoamaka Yahaya and Mr Samuel Chukwudi of NECA in their separate speeches commended the Academy for the opportunity given to Nigerians especially Igbo youths to train and acquire useful skills.
Yahaya applauded Abia people for sponsoring some of the trainees and asked the graduates to be good ambassadors of the state, while Chukwudi charged them to put what they learnt to work by applying their skills and training others.
Evaluating the training, the Administrative Manager, Joy Chijioke said: “Many of the graduands in different trade areas here today came here without any prior knowledge in their respective areas of training but today, not only do they know something in these areas, some have gone ahead to distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack.”