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Meeting With The Honourable Minister For Labour And Employment of Nigeria

The Chairman of Innoson Kiara Academy, Chief Dr Innocent Chukwuma, the Chief Executive Officer Mr Endi Ezengwa and other Directors paid a courtesy visit to the Honourable Minister for Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Nwabueze Ngige on the 19th of July 2016.

In response to our presentation, the Honourable Minister informed us of the willingness of the APC government to train and empower Nigerian youths. He said that the government has earmarked 500 billion naira towards this programme.

The three areas of cooperation identified include Certification of Innoson Kiara Academy graduates, training of Nigerian Youth in Automobile manufacturing and maintenance and activation of Skills Acquisition Centres nationwide.

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Maximisation Of Skills Acquisition Centres All Over Nigeria For Effective Techinical And Vocational Workforce Development

On Monday 18th July 2016, Innoson Kiara Academy hosted some staff of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports to progress the partnership opportunities established during the Honourable Minister’s visit earlier this year.

They were impressed with the structure of the academy as well as the equipment used for training in both Enugu (Plastic Production Technology) and Nnewi (Automobile Manufacturing and Maintenance) centres.

We reviewed the possibility of extending this training model to other sector skills areas in various States of Nigeria by making use of the numerous inactive Skills Acquisition Centres all over the country. We visited one of them - the National Youth Acquisition Centre in Mgbakwu, Anambra State to assess the capacity.

The facility was ideal but inactive with various equipment still unpacked after 6 years. The buildings need some maintenance.

We intend to activate this and other centres all over the country, turning them into financially viable production centres that can be self-sustaining while training and empowering our youths.

 

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