Industrial Training Fund
Engineers seek review of curriculum, revival of technical colleges
To bridge the gap between the industry and the academia, the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), has restated the need to revive technical training colleges. The society also deplored the non-involvement of engineers in infrastructural projects, which they attributed to the mentality that foreigners are better than indigenous engineers. The incoming…
Scaling technical skills for job creation, poverty reduction
Infrastructural deficits have been a major challenge in accessing and benefitting from Federal Government’s efforts to train and equip Nigerians with skills through the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) skills acquisition programmes.
‘Poor leadership, followership, corruption responsible for failure of development plans’
Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph Ari has said poor leadership, bad followership, corruption and poor strategies
‘ITF equips 450,000 Nigerians on skills acquisition in three years’
About 450,000 Nigerians have been trained under the various vocational training programmes of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), in the last three years.
Choice of deputy for Useni rattles Plateau PDP
Whoever is going to challenge the Plateau State incumbent governor, Simon Bako Lalong in the 2019 general election must be a powerful political personality. No doubt, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship candidate in the state, Senator Jeremiah Useni is equal to the task. But the PDP has a major challenge. The choice…
BUA pushes for appropriate use of cement in construction
To address building collapse in Nigeria, BUA Cement, a subsidiary of BUA Group has enlightened block and concrete makers on how to apply the right mix of cement with other components to ensure only standard blocks and concretes are produced. The one-day workshop tagged, “Optimizing cement usage to achieve better quality and yield of blocks”…
925 trades are hard to fill in Nigeria’s labour market, says ITF
A report by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has disclosed that no fewer than 925 trades are hard to fill in Nigeria’s labour market. The ITF Director General, Joseph Ari, disclosed this yesterday at a World Press Conference in Abuja. He cited the six areas to include agro-allied businesses, metal and solid minerals, as well…
ITF trains 15,000 in two years
The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has trained about 150,000 Nigerians since September 2016 when the present Director General assumed office. The Director General of ITF, Joseph Ari, disclosed this recently at an Accountability Forum for public officeholders hosted by the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Plateau State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ).…
ITF boss list paths to organisational growth
Workers must strive to be productive at all times, eschew indolence, idleness and gossips while there should be synergy among the workforce in order to ensure organizational growth, the Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Joseph Ari has said. He stated this at the 2017 ITF annual performance review meeting held recently at the…
ITF to sanction institutions violating internship guidelines
The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has threatened to sanction tertiary institutions that fail to comply with guidelines for the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) on duration of attachment and breaches of carrying capacity approved by SIWES supervising agencies. In a statement, Head Public Affairs Unit, Suleyol Fred Chagu, disclosed that the sanctions would include…
ITF boss seeks skill acquisition for youths to tackle illegal migration
The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has appealed to stakeholders to collaborate with the organization in order to equip more Nigerians with skills for employability and entrepreneurship as a means of stopping illegal migration to Europe.