NABTEB inspects computer village for YABATECH workplaces training centres

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The National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) has inspected several workplaces at Computer Village, Ikeja in conjunction with Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH).

These places are to serve YABATECH Training Centres for mobile phones and computer hardware repairs and maintenance under the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).

The upgrading and inspection of the workplace centers is sponsored by YABATECH in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the Computer and Telecommunication Engineers Association of Nigeria (COMTEAN) as part of the Skills in demand (SID) Project towards formalising informal apprenticeship in the country.

EduCeleb.com gathered that the skills-in-demand project is motivated by the need to improve quality of skills training in ICT sector and make it accessible to people especially the youths. It is also to provide the youth with employment relevant and entrepreneurial skills in the sector while equally enabling them to fit into a constantly changing work environment in the sector.

Through the SID project, YABATECH will work with industry partners in the ICT sector to implement workplace and community based skills training programme that leverage Open Distance Learning and Technology to increase access, ensure competency and meet skills needs of industry and communities.

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The initial target is of this lofty project is to produce 46,780 competent and field-ready master craftsmen in both skills areas nationwide by 2023. Certificates through NABTEB is expected to be issued to successful ones thereafter.

The initiators believe that the project will reduce unemployment of youths in the country, improve earnings of skilled workmen and make than more educationally mobile and empowered. It will also contribute towards improved service delivery in the repairs and maintenance sector of the ICT industry in Nigeria.

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