The Industrial Training Fund (ITF), commenced a three-month skills acquisition training for 255 youths and women in Bauchi State.
The Head, Training, ITF, Bauchi, Mr Abdulrahaman Atta, said the programme was carried out under its 2022 National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP) and ‘Agripreneurship’ Skills Empowerment Programme (Ag SEP).
Atta said the trade areas selected under the NISDP were tiling and interlocking, solar installation as well as hairdressing.
He also highlighted the trade areas to be covered under the Ag SEP as crop production, poultry and fish farming.
He also said that ITF would properly track the trainees in order to ensure that they put the starter packs into appropriate use.
Also speaking, the Agripreneurship Training Coordinator, Mr Aminu Aliyu, said all the programmes were designed to provide the trainees with the basic knowledge required for them to practice the trades.
He said this was important, considering the current situation in the country where people needed to have entrepreneurship skills for them to live independently and reduce over reliance on government.