Some Chinese language firms working in Nigeria underneath the umbrella of China Chamber of Commerce (CCC) have indicated willingness to help in anyway potential to develop the talents of Nigerian youth to amass related abilities that may make them aggressive within the labour market.
Talking at a youth empowerment and vocational coaching programme organised by Cities and Regional Improvement Initiative one of many representatives of the Chinese language firms from CCECC, Mr Austin Qichenjun, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues said that CCECC was all the time keen to develop the talents of its Nigerian staff and switch expertise to them.
He gave the instance of the primary Nigerian feminine prepare driver who was educated by the CCECC observing that the corporate has helped a number of of its workers to amass helpful abilities within the improvement of Nigeria.
He stated this necessitated their involvement within the venture.
Additionally talking on the occasion a administration workers of China Harbour, Mr. Zhuokun lauded the organisers of the occasion and the emphasis on ability acquisition.
He famous that his firm, China Harbour, has been working in Nigeria for over 25 years and was at the moment engaged in some key initiatives which embody the Keffi-Abuja specific method dualisation venture and the Lekki deep sea port.
He stated his firm would proceed to assist ability acquisition for Nigerians and the switch of expertise and would additionally work with the promoters of the venture to make sure that those that have been educated are gainfully employed.
Earlier in her speech, the FCT coordinator of CRDI, Ms Pleasure Osaji, stated the programme turned obligatory on account of the rising circumstances of youth unemployment within the nation which she famous was fueling social vices and criminalities.
“it’s not that there are not any jobs, slightly it’s that lots of our youths are unemployable as a result of they lack helpful abilities to make them employable or self employed. To say I’ve gone to the college and maintain a level with out arms on ability in any subject is a recipe for unemployment. We should discover a method to make sure there may be synergy between related work place want and our coaching establishments to be able to bridge this hole.
She stated her organisation was working on this route as a method of contributing its quota in the direction of lowering youth unemployment by constructing a youth ability acquisition centre in Abuja.
“it’s a part of our organisations mandate in the direction of assuaging city and rural poverty by equipping our youth who represent over 60 per cent of the inhabitants with related abilities to make them employable, self employed and employers of labour themselves. What we’re taking a look at is working with employers of labour to determine sellable and helpful ability units after which prepare our youth to aquire these ability units and there after hyperlink them to staff for correct job placement or help them to arrange independently.
“It’s the approach to go, like I stated it’s not that there are not any jobs the actual concern is that these crying of unemployment don’t have the ability required to be gainfully employed or self employed. Our plan is to have the ability to prepare at the very least 100 youths in every of the six geopolitical zones on a yearly foundation. We hope to start out with Abuja earlier than the top of the yr.
“We’re wanting ahead to working with state governments and different stakeholders on this route. We’re already in partnership with one of many largest farm settlements in Gaate Nasarawa state, the Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society. Within the FCT now we have written to the FCT Minister and the Space Councils for help. We’ve additionally written to some large firms in Abuja to help us to make sure we’re capable of put up the Centre,” she stated.
Whereas reacting to a query Ms Osaji additionally stated the physique was in search of methods of collaborating with the ITF and the Nigeria Content material Improvement and Monitoring Board, (NCDMB) to boost and certify its coaching programmes.
She recognized among the coaching programmes to incorporate: Constructing Know-how, Air con and refridgerating upkeep, mechanical providers and upkeep, Electrical/Electronics expertise, cell phone repairs, wooden works and joinery, trendy framing strategies amongst others.