Ebonyi govt partners with ITF on industrial skills centres

The Ebonyi Sta2016_07_01_80534te government has entered in partnership with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) to establish industrial skills training cen­tres in the state.
 This is even as the acting Director General of ITF, Mr. Dickson Onuoh has advised state governments across the country to show interest in the es­tablishment of skills acquisition centres for residents of their various states.
 Onuoh gave the advise when a delega­tion of the Ebonyi State government paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
 The visit by the Ebonyi State govern­ment, according to a statement by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of the ITF, Mrs Ifeoma Ihezue, was to map out modal­ities for the establishment of industri­al skills training centre in Ebonyi State.
 Onuoh reiterating that the ITF is the driver for the Federal Government’s in­dustrialization efforts through training of the nation’s manpower by providing them with the necessary skills to become employed or employers of labour.
 He therefore reaffirmed the commit­ment and desire of the ITF to establish skills acquisition centres in all states of the federation whenever the needed funds are available.
 “If we empower our citizens with req­uisite skills, we are on the path of rap­id industrialization and this in turn at­tracts foreign investors who are keen on looking at our pool of skilled manpow­er,” Onuoh emphasised.
 He, however, lamented that lack of ad­equate resources was the greatest imped­iment hindering the ITF from attaining its desire of establishing training centres in all nooks and crannies of the country.