From Godwin Agia, Jalingo
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), on Friday commenced the training orientation of 75 graduate attachment to improve youths employerbility in Taraba state.
Alhaji Danjuma Shehu, Taraba state coordinator of the directorate noted during the training orientation in Jalingo that, the idea was the federal government’s deliberate efforts through NDE, to reduce the over dependent of graduate youths on government job.
According to him, the (GAP), training was targeted at improving the employerbility of graduate youths, impact relevant skills gaps and build a competent workforce to the unemployed of tertiary institution.
“The training orientation of graduate attachment is targeted to reduce the over dependent on government job by youths. The objective of the GAP training is to improve the employability of youth, impact relevant skills gaps and build a competent workforce to the unemployed of tertiary institutions.
“The (GAP), graduate attachment programme is a social intervention programme designed to address graduate unemployed by providing transient jobs to unemployed youth graduate of tertiary institutions.
“We intend to retain the talents from the organization where they serve, since the exposure allow the employers a full assessment of the intern’s job potentials. However, in achieving the training objectives and outcome, the right participating corporate organizations should be deliberately selected and interns position themselves to develop specific skills relevant to the available jobs, particularly gaining requisite practical experience, developing employability skills and up skilling core competencies on the job” The coordinator explained.