Abia To Train 100,000 Youths On Skill Acquisitions
The Abia State Education for Employment Programme, also known as E4E, is to within the next 48 months graduate over 100,000 youths trained in various technical and vocational skills that would equip them for available jobs in industries or for self-employment in the state and across the state.
The full Technical Vocational Educational Training, which will take off in November with already screened 100 students, will be effected in three pilot state Technical Colleges selected from each of the three senatorial zones namely: Boys Technical College for Abia South zone, Secondary Technical Umuahia for Abia Central and Government Technical Ohafia for Abia North.
While formally launching the Programe at Boys Technical College Aba yesterday, the state deputy governor, Mr Ude Oko Chukwu, who represented the state governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, said that the E4E ” is a veritable employment generating programme of government that will only succeed when the private sector keys into it”.
Chairman of the occasion and foremost Industrialist, Dr Innocent Chukwuma of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Industry,Nnewi, who was represented by his General Manager, Mr Ossy Madualusi, pledged to assist the state to ensure the success of the E4E.