28 September 2015, Abuja – Total Nigeria Plc has continued to provide training and funding assistance to Nigerian youths with latest focus on Delta and Kaduna States.
The company launched its Skills Acquisition Programme in 2008 to empower the less privileged youths with state-of-the-art training in vocations.
The programme, which is currently deployed in Koko, Delta State as well as Makera and Kakuri districts in Kaduna State, has continued to serve as a platform to ensure that youths will have a chance for a better future.
According to the company, the core value of the skills acquisition programme is an unwavering commitment to the sustainable growth and development of Total’s host communities.
Since establishing its facilities in Kaduna and Delta states, Total Nigeria Plc has equipped the young men and women of these communities with relevant expertise and intensive training in select occupations such as welding and fabrication, carpentry, tailoring and fashion designing, construction, fish and crop farming and computer studies.
Upon completion, Total provides the graduating youths with two years’ post-paid rented shops and work tools for their trade.
“Every year, these Total host communities nominate potential youth beneficiaries who must be indigenes. A standard selection interview is conducted and 15 beneficiaries are selected with 5 from Koko and 10 from Kaduna.
“The criteria selection for this highly impactful initiative include beneficiaries’ portrayal of the need for economic empowerment, a desire and commitment to participate in the program, adequate communication skills for their chosen vocation and should be under 35 years of age”, the company said.
One of the beneficiaries of the Skills Acquisition Programme, Labaran Aliyu, a 23 year-old graduate of carpentry said: “The training has given me a life-line to earn my daily bread, invest in my future and support my family. Since graduating I have been able to give back to my community by training 8 young people…”
Since its inception in 2008, over 100 youths have benefited from this Skills Acquisition Program.
Total has supported the progressive future of these communities as graduated youths invariably contribute to the economic prosperity of their people.
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