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Rullion to train 5,000 youths on vocations, skills acquisition


Participants at a training

Participants at a training

Plans are underway by Rullion capacity builders to train 5,000 youths in vocational and skill acquisition in the early 2017.

Rullion capacity builders is an approved Ministry of Labour and Employment Trade Testing Centre, that offers complete Small and Medium Scale Enterprise Support services.

The Coordinator, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Egedi, revealed this recently in Lagos, where she said that Rullion is ready to coach, tutor and empower youths, middle-aged and in-between school population of Nigeria in skills acquisition and entrepreneurship in order to impact and resuscitate the ailing economy.

She said: “The private sector has a major role to play; that is where Rullion Capacity Builders comes in. We are ready to give intensive, short training programmes in courses such as cake baking and decoration, confectionaries, events planning/management/ decoration, slippers, sandals and bag making and photography among others.”

She noted that if the government could put a lot of effort into skills acquisition and vocational training, it has the capacity to improve the economy, as well as creating more jobs for the teeming unemployed Nigerian youths.

Oluwatoyin lamented that in Nigeria, University graduates are not skillful, saying: “you leave university and the next thing that occurs to you is that you need white-collar job; these white collar jobs are not available anymore in Nigeria. In civilized countries, you see such economies emerging because of skills acquisitions and vocational training, and this is what the governments of today are very passionate about. Entrepreneurship is the future of any developing economy such as Nigeria.

“We have the manpower; we have all that are required to train Nigerian youths in a lot of areas, and the artisan training can create a lot of jobs for Nigerian youths. We are about to develop a model that has the capacity to take millions of Nigerian youths out of the job market.”
Oluwatoyin revealed further that Rullion has the capacity to train the youths to become independent and entrepreneurs of their own.

“Our facility has the capacity to take in about 5,000 youths in batches, which we have the capacity to train within a period of three weeks in different areas.

“The aim of Rullion is to create more entrepreneurs in Nigeria. To begin to get our youths off the street, by getting them to see the possible ways of doing things on their own to make money rather than relying on seeking employment in government ministries,” Oluwatoyin said.

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