CVL, USADF, LSETF retool 150 youths
Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) in partnership the with United States African Development Foundation (USADF) and Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) has awarded certificates of completion to 150 youths trained in various fields, automobile repairs, computer studies, hotel management, catering, Air conditioner and refrigerator repairs.
They also acquired knowledge in soft skills such as team workmanship, leadership, Curriculum Vitae (CV) writing and management at the training, which held at the weekend in Lagos.
Founder, CVL, Prof. Pat Utomi, said the importance of technical skill could not be overemphasized.
“There is nothing more important than a skill with which you can make a difference and earn an income. But what is more powerful is which you can change things. The most important thing that a skilled person does is to make life easier for another person. The person pays something for it, and that skilled person gets an income,” he submitted.
Utomi commended the partners for their efforts in youth empowerment
He urged the trainees to continuously build on what they have acquired.
Registrar, Inspire Polytechnic, Lanus Aruldoss, pointed out that technical skill makes individuals self-independent and financially empowered.
Senior Consultant, Midramo Consulting Limited, Rasheed Odewunmi, commended the sponsors and organisers for the initiative, especially their consideration of people living with disabilities as an integral part of the programme.
He encouraged organisations to consider this special set of persons during job placement.
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