Government trains unemployed graduates on entrepreneurship skills

skills acquisition. PHOTO: endip.org

skills acquisition. PHOTO: endip.org

As part of efforts to enable university graduates acquire skills that will make them employable and competitive in a changing world, the Federal Government through Ministry of Finance at weekend organized a career development and entrepreneurship skills training for unemployed graduates.

Under the aegis of Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS), the empowerment programme which was held recently in Yenagoa, featured graduates interns from different disciplines of study.

In his welcome address, the Project Director, Dennis Chukwu, said that the purpose of setting up the scheme was for the unemployed graduates to acquire employable skills, stressing that the scheme has demonstrated high prospects for job creation and social protection of our youths.

Represented by Vitalis Egemba, he disclosed that about 41,161 graduates have benefited from the scheme while over 35,000 have exited the scheme, with thousands of them having secured jobs.

“As long as thousands of graduates still remains unemployed, we will continue to improve the capacity of the scheme to absorb more applicants”, he said.

The resource person, Godswill Ijigba called on the interns to create job for the next generation, adding that the attitude of waiting to be employed by government might result to the next generation not having any job. He also noted that the main challenge in the country is that most Nigerian graduates
lack the necessary skills that will enable them secure employment.

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