Edo introduces online, TV TVET programmes

Godwin Obaseki

The Edo State government has introduced online and television broadcasts of its Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) and Personal Development programmes for young citizens.

It said this is part of efforts to equip the youth with new skill set to function optimally in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The programmes focus on skills development programmes as well as job creation strategies, entrepreneurship and personal development.

Managing Director, EdoJobs, Mrs Ukinebo Dare, who disclosed this in a chat with journalists in Benin City, said the trainings will further create opportunities for more young people to gain the right skill set that will make them stand out as entrepreneurs amid disruptions caused by the pandemic.

According to the agency, the 30-minute television programme which commenced on Monday, 20th July, 2020 will be aired on the Edo State Broadcasting Service every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Dare noted that on Mondays the youths will be trained on soft skills including emotional intelligence, personal growth, presentation, listening and communication skills, interview skills, time management and empathy among other skills required to make them better.

On Wednesdays, she said the agency will broadcast sessions on skills acquisition including face shield production, fashion and design, paint and soap making, beauty and makeup and bead making, among others

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She noted that Fridays have been set aside for digital skills including web analytics, digital marketing, data analysis, artificial intelligence, graphics and web design, setting and growing businesses on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, maximising digital platforms to improve business, career and life, among others.

“EdoJobs has continued to lead extensive skills development programmes across the state in furtherance of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s vision to tackle unemployment in Edo State,” Dare added.

EduCeleb.com had reported in April that Edo State joined it’s counterparts across the country to introduce various educational radio and television programmes for the benefit of students in primary and secondary schools as the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown persists.

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