The Edo Skills Development Agency, otherwise referred to as EdoJobs would graduate no fewer than 400 youths trained at different technology innovation and entrepreneurial programmes set up by the agency.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Skills Development and Job Creation, Mrs. Ukinebo Dare, disclosed this yesterday during an interactive session with journalists in Benin, the state capital.
Mrs. Dare, however, said that the training was in line with the Governor Godwin Obaseki administration’s commitment to equip the youths with vocational and technical skills in order to bridge the skills gap in the country.
She added that the graduates were were trained in different vocations and fields, such as computer programming and graphic design, saying that the graduation of the 400 beneficiaries would hold on August 31, at the Edo Innovation Hub in Benin.
Mrs. Dare stressed: “No fewer than 200 youths were trained from Solar PV Training, 100 had MainOnesponsored Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) training, 50 other youths from EdoBits and another 50 from JuniorTechAfrica.
“In the last few months, we have been working hard at EdoJobs training young people in the state in collaboration with our partners. We are excited that a number of those trained at the Edo Innovation Hub are now ready to face the real world of work.”