By Simon Ebegbulem
AS preparations for the one year anniversary of the administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki commence, more than 600 youths will be trained during the Edo Jobs 2017 summit, which began on October 31 and will end on November 8.
The Coordinator of the Edo Jobs 2017 Summit, Mrs Ukinebo Dare, who disclosed this during a chat with journalists, said the jobs summit is part of activities ushering in the Alaghodaro Investment Summit that will be held from November 10 to 12 to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Governor Obaseki.
She explained that the trainees were selected from the Edo Jobs portal and would be connected to employers both in the public and private sectors after the training.
She said: “This is the pilot stage. We want to bring together a lot of people and train them on the required skills that will make them employable. We will be teaching the participants work ethics, problem solving skills, creative thinking, how to add values to their organisations, how to package themselves, customer service and sales strategies.
“On the day of the job fair (November 8),we will be having over 50 organisations that will come to recruit job seekers, interns and full-time staff. So we expect that after the training given to the participants in the next six days, we expect that many of them will be employed.’’