The Delta Job and Wealth Creation Bureau has conducted its second Mid-Training Review Meeting with the State Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) trainees. The meeting which was presided over by the Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer of the Delta State Job and Wealth Creation Bureau, Prof. Eric Eboh, on Thursday was attended by […]
The Delta Job and Wealth Creation Bureau has conducted its second Mid-Training Review Meeting with the State Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) trainees. The meeting which was presided over by the Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer of the Delta State Job and Wealth Creation Bureau, Prof. Eric Eboh, on Thursday was attended by 323 STEP trainees of the 2020/2021 Cycle.
The trainees which were enrolled in various vocational skills including audio-visual services, catering and confectionery, hairdressing, painting, screed-making, welding and fabrication, tiling and interlocking, were selected from the 25 local government areas of the state. Addressing the trainees, Eboh said that the essence of the interactive session was to review and maintain the progress of the ongoing 2020/2021 training exercise.
Eboh said that one of the objectives of the programme was to ensure high quality and effectiveness of the skills training in terms of content and delivery at the various training centers. He said that the quality assurance technique, which was an integral element of the beneficiary-focused and results-based programme management strategy, was adopted by the bureau in order to enhance success of the programme. “The job creation programme is beneficiary-focused to give you the platform to become economically established“.
The essence of this meeting is to know how you are faring in order to maintain quality and effectiveness of the training process,” he said. He stated that the management of the job and wealth creation programme is based on best practices with the beneficiaries as the target and users of the whole services. Eboh said, “In this meeting, we shall discuss the content of training and the method of training at the various training centers.“Attendance to training, discipline, attitude of trainees, relationship with the trainer as well as completion proficiency test,” Eboh said.
On his part, the Executive Assistant to the Government on Youth Monitoring, Mr Edward Mekwunye, advised the participants to speak the truth at all times. According to him, they should make cogent complaints that will require urgent response by the bureau. Mekwunye also advised them to take their training seriously and take full advantage of the state government’s investment in the programme by paying good attention to their training. Also, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Job and Wealth Creation, Mr Emmanuel Osazuwa, urged the participants to develop a positive mind set toward the programme in order to make a living out of it. Mr Ebitimi Ogwu, from Warri North Local Government Area, responded on behalf of the beneficiaries. He said that the programme had not only made him a more responsible youth, but had helped realise his obligation to the state, as well as other families.