Business Ajaokuta Steel Wants to Train 36,000 Youths



Ajaokuta Steel Company Ltd, on Wednesday, said it would collaborate with Industrial Training Fund (ITF) to train 1,000 youths in each of the 36 states of the federation.

Mr Isah Joseph, the Sole Administrator of the company, announced this when the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Musa Sada, inspected the complex in Ajaokuta.

He said the company would train the youths at its Metallurgical Training Centre (MTC) in Ajaokuta on various skills beginning from the third quarter of this year.

According to him, the programme will go a long way to empower the youths economically.

``It is our plan that training will commence at MTC under the African Centre for Human Capital Development (ACHCD) arrangement in the third quarter of 2014.

``A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with the ITF to actualise the Skills Acquisition Programme of the Federal Government.

``The training of 1000 youths per state of the federation in artisanal skills was worked out for the MTC’’, he said.

The sole administrator said the 36,000 youths would be trained on carpentry/joinery, mechanical/machining, electrical installations and wielding, among others.

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