Industrial Training Fund wants Nigeria to embrace technical and vocational education and Training as one of the components for addressing the increasing rate of unemployment in the country.The Director General of the Fund believes this will also address the alarming rate of Poverty in the Country.
Helen Osamede-Akins reports that an increase in population, yearly turn-out of school graduates, the downturn in the national economy, low investment opportunities which has affected the capacity of companies to create Jobs, have all contributed to the degree of unemployment in the country
Year in year out the rate of unemployment and under employment continues to grow with little or nothing being done to change the trend.
The average Nigerian youth is confronted with this situation which seemingly presents a hopeless future but the industrial training fund believes this narrative can be reversed, if the country embraces TVET .
The Nigeria Employers’ consultative Association is the umbrella organization of employers In the organised private sector of Nigeria.
TVET has been recognised worldwide as a tool for empowering people especially the youth for sustainable livelihood and socio-economic development.