Youth unemployment in Nigeria continues to rise due to lack of skilled or inability to afford the cost of training. This project will empower youth in public secondary schools with the needed hands-on skills in Electrical, plumbing and refrigeration trade to secure for gainful employment with industries or to pursue self-employment. The beneficiaries will be able to take care of their families and contribute to their communities. Over 150 girls and boys will benefit from this project yearly.
According to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, only 550,357 of the 1,840,225 candidates who applied for admissions into tertiary institutions for the 2017/2018 academic session gained entry, and with a maximum admission capacity of around 550,000 students, this means that about 1.2 million out of school youth remain untrained, unskilled and unemployed in 2017 alone. Most of the out of school youth fall into social vices such as drug abuse, thuggery, armed robbery, and cyber fraud.
The project will provide a platform for the youth to learn specific trade skills that leads to gainful employment or self-employment. The students will become responsible actors and role models in their communities as a result of their restored dignity and acquired skills to build financial capability.
- Communities will become safer as fewer students engage in social vices. - Students acquire employable skills to be gainfully employed or pursue entrepreneurship route. - School dropout rate will reduce due to an available pathway to financial security. -Students become future employers of labour and their communities prosper. - Improved economy growth of the country. - Younger positive role models emerge. - Improvement in the outlook and perception of Technical education.