2 Sept 2022
78 trainees graduated today, 2nd September 2022 from a seven (7) to ten (10) weeks Technical Vocational and Education Training programme organised by ETIWA TECH. The training was funded by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the “Skills Development for Youth Employment – SKYE” programme implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
The GIZ SKYE programme focuses on improving the prospects of gainful employment for Nigerian youth aged between 15 and 35 and for returnees in selected sectors of the economy via the establishment of an efficient TVET system, active labour market integration measures and enhanced cooperative structures between state institutions and the private sector. In line with this mandate, GIZ has collaborated with ETIWA TECH, to ensure that beneficiaries of training programmes are properly equipped with skills and tools to improve income-generating employment opportunities for Nigerian youths. This graduating batch of 78 trainees comprises; 25 from Masonry, 12 from Air Conditioning, 13 from Electrical, 15 from Painting and Decoration and 13 graduates from Plumbing.
All graduates received a minimum start-up tool kit to help them get started on their entrepreneurship journey. Graduates are also mandated to participate in a six (6) weeks internship programme. This internship is an important aspect of the training programme as it provides the trainees with the on-field experience necessary to thrive in the construction industry.