Rotary empowers 100 Isolo residents with free vocational training
Rotary Club of Isolo has empowered 100 residents, including students from Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH) and three other schools in its free vocational training and skill development.
The President, Rotary Club of Isolo, Dr. Atilade Oshoniyi, during the event that held at Isolo City Hall, said vocational training, skill development and service awards are three pillars essential for building strong workforce and thriving economy.
While the residents and student were trained in the production of soap and air freshener, meritorious award plaques and cash were given to nurses from Isolo General Hospital.
He said: “Vocational training equips individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform specific jobs, while skill development refers to the process of acquiring new skills and building on existing ones.
“Today’s training focuses on soap making and fragrance training for over 100 participants randomly chosen from Isolo community to develop their skills and empower them economically.”
“Service awards were also given to motivate the beneficiaries and create a positive work culture aimed at fostering a sense of loyalty among employees.”
Vice President, Rotary Club of Isolo, Abimbola Oseni, who stood in for Oshoniyi, noted that about 70 per cent of the beneficiaries were ready to start their businesses, adding that the club would support those that solicited financial assistance. She charged them to make good use of the privilege they had to improve their standard of living.
The trainer, Petcom Chief Consultant, Associate Professor of Economics and at Crawford University, Mrs. Comfort Amere, said the training would enable beneficiaries start their own businesses with N10,000 to N15,000 and reduce the number of people in the labour market.
Past President of Rotary Club of Isolo, Dave Emelike, who anchored the programme, also said the project would enable beneficiaries to be self-reliant and reduce unemployment.