ITAM takes skill acquisition program to underpriviledged communities

Some selected communities in Lagos has been listed as the first set of beneficiaries in the  maiden ITAM skill acquisition program.

Sponsored by Access Bank Nigeria, the two weeks programme is aimed at empowering participants to become engaged at a time where the unemployment rate in the country is at an alarming rate.
Among the selected communities are Makoko, Ilaje-Otumara and Bajulaiye area of  Bariga.

Scheduled to start with Ilaje Otumara community on Thursday, June 5, 2024, the Institute of Trade Association Management, organiser of the program said participants will be equipped with knowledge in Soap making – liquid soaps (dish wash), bar soaps, bleach – (stain remover) and Insecticide- Insects Killer and others.

Dr. Nelson Obine, Founder, Institute of Trade Association Management, noted the objectives of the program among others is to impact participants with the appropriate attitude and skills that can make them become self-employed and as well transforming them into wealth creators.

“Thanks to Access bank Nigeria, their support would make significant contribution towards wealth creation, reducing hunger and providing decent employment towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country,” Dr. Online said.

“Studies have shown that skill acquisition is the most critical factor in the utilization of entrepreneurship opportunity for self-employment. Nigeria like other part of the world is faced with the challenges of unemployment.  And, empowering Nigerians to work for themselves is one of the major solutions to bringing down the ongoing trend of unemployment. That is why ITAM thought it wise to engage in this capacity building and skill acquisition program,” he said.  

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