By Gab Ejuwa
No fewer than 740 youths enrolled in the third cycle of the Delta State Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme, STEP and Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme, YAGEP, received pleasant surprises, weekend as the state government informed them that it had expanded the scope of their training to include new elements to help them acquire multiple skills and optimum proficiency in their different vocations.
The Chief Job Creation Officer, Professor Eric Eboh, disclosed this at the conclusion of their orientation programme at the Delta Songhai Camp, Amukpe, noting that the expansion became necessary to keep the trainees abreast with new technologies and market demands ahead of the establishment of their own businesses.
“For those in ICT, we are looking beyond computer hardware which was on offer in the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 cycles. Even though computer hardware is still part of the training, we have expanded it to include software development, data base development and website development, so that you can come out as compete ICT persons. Your curriculum and training guide reflect this content and your trainers have been fully briefed,” Eboh told the happy participants.