The Director General of the directorate, Dr Nasiru Ladan, said the intending trainees include unskilled men and women who are primary school leavers, secondary school leavers, dropouts as well as other unemployed persons.
Ladan in a statement on Wednesday said the trainees would be posted to well-established craftsmen with standard training outlets.
He said, “This set will join the existing 4,280 youths currently undergoing NDE training in various vocational skills outlets in all the 36 states’ including Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for three months.
“The training scheme will take place simultaneously in all the 36 states, including FCT. The vocational training duration ranges between two weeks and three months with effect from December 2017. The available skills include Cosmetology and other demand-driven skills peculiar to each community.”
The director general stated that the scheme was in line with the directorate’s statutory mandate to design and implement programmes to reduce mass unemployment to the bearable level in the country.
The NDE Coordinator in Ogun State, Femi Oyenekan, commended the directorate management for its laudable efforts in reducing the menace of unemployment in Nigeria through various policies.
“The registration of 2,000 interested youths in Ogun will take place online using WEBCAM or Smartphones.
“The vocational training programme which started on December 4, 2017, will be conducted solely using informal sector master trainers. The trainees will be posted to the selected master craftsmen with standard training outlets across Ogun State,” he added.