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The multinational American union corporation, GE has declared its intention to train and develop the skills of Lagos students in advance manufacturing.

This program is in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, and the Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB), with the aim of engaging a few numbers of final year students from some selected technical colleges and five special instructors from the five Government Technical Colleges in the State.

The program is slated to hold from Monday 24 July through to Friday, July 28 at the LASTVEB HQ School Complex, Ikeja GRA.

Speaking on the program, the Director, Communications & Public Affairs, GE Africa, Patricia Obozuwa said, “We are committed to supporting skills development in Nigeria and across Africa. We see ourselves as partners in building a sustainable future for Africa, and we believe that partnerships such as this are necessary if we are to overcome Africa’s economic challenges.”

The Lagos State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti expressed his gratitude to GE Nigeria for their committed efforts to building the lives of Lagosian through this skill development.

Mr. Babatunde also said that the initiative is a part of the mission of the Wealth Creation and Employment ministry, created by the governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, to control the issue of the unemployment crisis in the State.

“In pursuit of its mandate to create employment, the ministry came up with similar initiatives like the ‘Graduate Internship Programme,’ a 3-month paid Internship Scheme for graduates who have been unemployed for a minimum of one year after National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The program is designed to give candidates an opportunity to develop employability skills which are often vital in securing employment,” he said.