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The federal government continues to look for great areas to engage millions of Nigerian youths after graduation.
The latest is the Work Experience Program (WEP) by the Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development.
What is Work Experience Program (WEP)?
WEP according to Minister, Sunday Dare, is an internship program that provides participants with the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills and work habits that increase the potential for employment success.
The ministry has now launched a Google Form through which interested applicants can register.
Available programmes in WEP
There are four major areas for applicants to choose from, they are:
- Meter installation
- Plumbing maintenance
- Electrical Installation and maintenance
- Facility management training
Requirements Work Experience Program
- The ideal person should possess Trade Test 1, 2 and 3 in any of the chosen field or any
- An OND/HND in a related field
- A completed apprenticeship in electrical /electronic installation and maintenance
- Must be within the age range 18-35
- Must be able to use an android phone.
Requirements For Facility Management Trainee
- B.Sc/BA, OND/HND in Estate Management, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering,
Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Civil Engineering, and any other related
- Must be within the age range 21-35
How to apply for WEP
- Step 1: Open a browser of your choice preferably Chrome, Mozilla or Opera
- Step 2: Copy the WEP application link and paste in the browser
- Step 3: Fill in your details and hit submit
NOTE: Use an active e-mail address preferably Gmail.
You can also check the official website of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Development at>>>youthandsport.gov.ng
200,000 Nigerian youths to get FG’s Digital Skills
In another news, Sunday Dare, the minister of sports and youth development has stated that 200,000 youths would get access to digital skills of the Federal Government.
FG’s Digital Skills
The FG’s digital skills include:
- Web design,
- Software training
- Cloud computing
- Artificial Intelligence
- App development,
- Mobile device repairs,
- Coding and data processing
The training will cover a two-year period
Mr Dare who spoke in Abuja at the 2019 Africa Youth Day celebration with the theme: One Million by 2021, Count Me In, said the training was driven by the desire to mobilise at least one million youths to be among one million Africans to benefit from direct opportunities in Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Engagement (4Es).
“It is important that governments in Africa continue to place the need for increased investments in youths on the front burner.
“I, therefore, commend the African Union for the theme: One Million by 2021, Count Me In, as this will open opportunities for young people to take personal stake in their development, and in a broader sense, that of the continent,” he quoted as saying.
The minister also said his ministry would work toward sustaining an ecosystem of state and non-state actors in each thematic area of the National Youth Policy, which would evolve into the National Youth Policy Implementation Network.