LSETF engages industry leaders for Employability Support Project

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.

Akinwunmi Rahman, Director, Finance LSETF at the Lagos State Employability Support Project, Industry Engagement
Charles Anyanwu Head, SME. LSETF presenting a plaque to one of the panelist, Engr. Robbie James Owivry, FNICE at the Lagos State Employability Support Project Industry Engagement

Construction Sector Panelists
Cross section of participants at the Lagos State Employability Support Project, Industry Engagement
Cross section of participants at the Lagos State Employability Support Project, Industry (2) Engagement
Manufacturing Sector Panelist at the Lagos State Employability Support Project
Manufacturing Sector Panelists
Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Group Chief Sustainability and Governance, Dangote Industries Limited at the Lagos State Employability Support Project Industry Engagement
From left: Amit Washington, CEO, ArcsSkills Nigeria; Robert Asogwa, Team Leader Inclusive Growth Unit, UNDP; Ibironke Ogunmade, Head Employability, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF); Akinwonmi Rahman, Director Finance, LSETF, at the Lagos State Employability Support Project industry engagement held at The Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday.
Wale Adepitan, Moderator at the Lagos State Employability Support Project Industry Engagement.

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