(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has kick started the training of 1,542 beneficiaries of its Advanced National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (A-NOAS) nationwide, according to the Acting Director General of NDE, Mr Abubakar Nuhu-Fikpo, who made this known while addressing some of the beneficiaries on Wednesday in Kano.
Speaking further, Nuhu-Fikpo, who was represented by Mr Musa Ibrahim, said two beneficiaries were selected from each of the 44 local government areas of Kano State, adding that the beneficiaries had passed through the Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS), which qualified them for the A-NOAS training.
B-NOAS is a scheme through which unemployed school leavers are recruited and attached to master craftsmen and women in the informal sector or to NDE Skills Acquisition Centres to acquire marketable vocational skills for decent job opportunities. The trainers impart skills to the trainees using training facilities in their workshops or the NDE skills centres. It is designed for artisans who graduated from B-NOAS. It is aimed at upgrading their skills to higher levels of competence.
PROJECTED IMPACT: The skills acquired from the B-NOAS will make the beneficiaries self reliant, and ensure that others benefit from them.