Building on its initiative to enhance employment opportunities of Lagos residents through the UNDP-sponsored Lagos State Employability Support Project, the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) is currently holding a 3-day industry engagement seminar with business leaders and executives. The event kicked off on Wednesday 4, October 2017 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island.
With top entrepreneurs and leaders across major sectors such as construction, hospitality, manufacturing and entertainment in attendance, the seminar featured various panel sessions to discuss job growth in the state, highlight areas for required improvement of skills in order to expand employment opportunities for youths in Lagos.
Speaking during the event, the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Mr. Akintunde Oyebode explained that as stakeholders, business leaders are in prime position to identify issues and drawbacks regarding the availability of quality skills and employable workers in the state.
“Going forward, we believe that there are immense opportunities for expansion through our strong relationship with thriving businesses in Lagos State. Working together with these leaders on LSETF’s Employability Support Programme, we can achieve the objectives of providing focused and necessary training for youth in different sectors, thereby ensuring that all our beneficiaries can create a better future for themselves,” Oyebode said.
In partnership with the United Nations Development Programmme (UNDP), and leading skills training provider, Arc Skills, vocational trainings will be provided to unemployed youth to access jobs in manufacturing, healthcare, construction, entertainment, tourism, and hospitality sectors, while significant upgrades will be made in quality of teaching skills and curriculum of technical colleges and vocational centers to plan and manage the programmes.