The German Government has earmarked 3 million euros to help boast the agricultural and construction sectors of both Ogun and Plateau states.
Horst Bauernfeind of the German agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), on Sunday, declared at a news briefing in Abeokuta.
He said, that, Germany`s partnership with the governments of both states, is in line with an on-going development cooperation between Nigeria and Germany and would run simultaneously for two years, through demand oriented vocational training programmes.
According to the GIZ official, the programme aimed at enhancing the employability of Nigerian youths, would commence in earnest, starting from the construction sector, with trainings in brick-laying, plumbing, carpentry, electricity installation and others.
“We also aim at improving the quality of in-company training and learning at the work places of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs),”
“My team had already embarked on assessment tour of vocational centres and technical colleges in Ogun State to identify possible gaps and areas of needs.
“We have also organised a workshop on vocational skills development for the construction industry to aggregate the demands of the stakeholders and develop a programme strategy,”
“The programme would focus on improving the personnel and professional capacities of selected training providers to design and implement labour market relevant vocational training and strengthen the role of the private sector in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)”He said.