In a bid to drive the youths into economic sustainability, the Anambra State government has revealed that it will train no fewer than five thousand youths on smart jobs and internet business revolution.
This was revealed by Prof Theresa Obiekezie, the commissioner for Youth Empowerment and Creative
Economy during the flagging off of the programme at
Anaocha Local Government Area Secretariat, Neni.
She stated that this programme is geared towards exploiting digital technology to earn a living; adding that it is part of the State government’s plan to create job opportunities for youths through the use of
emerging trends in ICT business revolution.
Furthermore, Prof. Theresa explained that both enabling platforms and ICT applications have been created for the trainees to key into the process with the Android phones in the comfort of their homes.
In terms of qualifications for the empowerment, she stated that the trainees would undergo examination to be able to participate. Conversely, she stressed that other career opportunities exist in the ministry.
On his part, Mr. Chidi Kanu, the Director, Project Smart Jobs noted that the programme was in partnership with the Ministries of Transport, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs anchored on specified sectors of the economy. In addition, the trainees would undergo online tutorials and mentorship in tourism, hospitality and travels.
It should be pointed out that over three thousand youths had been trained under the project being supported by the Anambra State Association of Town Unions,
ASATU, Youth Wing.