The changing nature of work in the 21st century is one of the most important concerns of the day, especially with the rising cost of living and population in a rapidly urbanizing megacity like Lagos.
In this vein, the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), introduced the Employability Support Project, to improve the pool of skilled and employable manpower in Lagos and alleviate the acute shortage of employable labor in the Construction, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Hospitality Entertainment and Garment Making Sectors.
The Free Vocational Training provides free 4 to 8-week vocational training to Lagos residents who are either unemployed or underemployed and also works towards placing successful trainees in jobs after training. Already, a good number of trainees have been placed in jobs and large organizations have indicated interest in hiring trained and certified candidates from the programme.
From Wednesday, August 8th to Sunday, August 19th, representatives of LSETF will be going on a tour to radio stations and communities to educate them about the importance of vocational skills in giving young and vulnerable youths a fighting chance as well as to inform employers about the benefits of recruiting their workforce from the Project’s database of trained and certified workers.
The employability support team will hold community engagement activities at the Isheri Olowora, Ojodu Berger, Agric-Ikorodu and Lagos Island between Friday, August 10th to Sunday, August 19th, 2018.
For more information about the training, course content or recruitment process, visit the website.