PIND canvasses training in market relevant skills
The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in Niger Delta (PIND), has advocated for trainings in market relevant skills, saying there was a need to change the concept of training people on market-driven skills if the unemployment gap must be bridged.
PIND emphasized that employable skills like Agriculture and ICT, would equip young people with the right capacity to secure sustainable jobs, start businesses, and reduce high rate of unemployment.
The Project Lead for Niger Delta Youth Employment Pathways, NDYEP/PIND, Emeka Ile, stated this in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, during a roundtable meeting on private sector engagement.
Ile said: “The challenge of lack of employment in Nigeria is not lack of training. We need to initiate ways to do things differently, look for where the opportunities are and go for them, change the concept of training, and channel it into relevant market areas.