In an effort to provide and encourage the acquisition of skils in commerce and industry, the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) yesterday signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Directorate of Technical Corporation in Africa (DCTA).
The MoU in vocational and entrepreneurial development training scheme in the formal sector, is to generate competent staff who are skilled enough to meet the need of Nigeria economy.
The agreement which was first conceived in 2005 to guide collaborations in the area of human capacity building expired in 2008
Director General of ITF, Longman Wapmuk in Abujaa, said the agencies are in partnership to foster development in the African continent in the area of training and skills acquisition.
Wapmuk said: “We are supposed to train people to make sure that they are competent and capable. At the last meeting of the National Council on Industry Trade and Investment, many of the states were of the view that they already have vocational technical schools but our definition of vocational technical school is different from what they have.
“What they consider a skill centre is different from ours. We are talking of putting in place real equipment that will make people competent and function well in the 21st century in Nigeria.”