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Datapower, Primex Partner On ICT Training for Youths

19 June, 2014

Source: This Day

Data Power Technologies Limited and human resources management firm, Primex Consulting have partnered to train fresh graduates and unemployed youths to brighten their chances of getting jobs in the labour market. Chief Executive Officer of Primex Consulting, Frank Oyorhigho said in the 21st century, computer literacy is taken for granted in other climes, adding that the idea is not for profit but a sort of social responsibility project by the two organisations.

According to him, the alarming unemployment rate in the country coupled with the fact that the certificates the youths obtain do not necessarily speak to the available jobs, informed the preparatory capacity building so that their chances of employability will be expanded.

He said beneficiaries of the initiative would be trained in basic computer applications that will assure them a space in the labour market while his organisation will handle the human resources development aspect of the two-week training programme which is expected to start from Lagos before its being extended to other parts of the country.

Business Development Manager, Data Power Technologies Limited, Michael Adeniyi said there is enough infrastructure to accommodate the first 1000 beneficiaries who are not going to pay the cost of the training. He said: "DataPower Technologies Limited has been accredited by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) since May 2012. It is our way of complementing government's efforts in reducing the army of the jobless in the country. Beneficiaries will not pay for the training programme. Our training centres have been selected in a manner that will allow wider participation. Ojota, Ogba/Omole and Ikeja GRA will host our study centres for successful applicants," he said.

Adeniyi said the training is entirely a social responsibility programme designed to help the youths. "Application will be done online while a transparent raffle draw will also be done to select the final people that will pioneer the training," he said.

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