The Ebonyi State 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.