ITF DG asks youths to embrace technical education . .. as agency trains youths
The Direction General, Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Sir Joseph Ari has called on Nigerians to embrace vocational and technical education so as to reduce the unemployment rate in Nigeria saying white-collar jobs are no longer available for the teeming unemployed youths.
The DG also urged all Nigerians irrespective of age to also embrace Information Computer Technology (ICT) related studies, adding that technical education is the “currency of the future” even as ITF in conjunction with NECA donates 25 computer sets and other items to mopa technical college
Giving me administration during the inauguration of the ITF/NECA- Nigeria Employers Consultative Association “Technical Skills Development Programme (TSDP), at the Government Technical College, in Mopa, mopamuro Local Government Area of Kogi State, on Tuesday, said that the era of waiting for white collar job was gone for good.
He said that the ITF in conjunction with NECA is currently in partnership with no less than twenty four organizations, including Peugeot Automobile of Nigeria (PAN), Nigerdock and Ruff and Tumble, in alignment with President Mohammadu Buhari’s national industrial thrust policy.