The Active Labour Market Measures (ALMM) component of the Skills Development for Youth Employment programme and the Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) will train 100 young Nigerians, including returnees and physically impaired persons on the production of leather goods, such as slippers, sandals, school shoes and handbags.
The training’s objective is to increase beneficiaries’ employability while assisting them to gain employment or be self-employed after the training. To achieve the best results, the trainers will follow a demand-driven experience-sharing approach to make it effective, exciting and interesting for the participants. The outline of the training shall be based on the National Occupational Standard (NOS) levels 1 and 2 for ‘Leather Works’.
The training duration is for a total period of 60 days (twelve weeks) that is separated into two parts: there will be 30 days of theoretical sessions at the Edo Innovation Hub and another 30 days of practical work at the Edo Leather Factory in Ehor. At the end of the training and after having passed a two days exam, the participants shall receive the modular trade certificate (MTC) in leather works from National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB).