Bayelsa state commissioner for youth development, Mr. Collins Cocodia has advised Bayelsans to take advantage of the vocational training scheme for youths in the Niger Delta. He noted that his ministry is in collaboration with African Tide Union, a non governmental organisation based in Germany to train over seven hundred (700) youths in various skills acquisition such as auto mobile mechanics, robotics and artificial intelligence among others.
”Its a very big facility that will accommodate at least seven hundred (700) of our youths at a go in different vocational training such as;
- Auto mobile mechanic in luxurious cars
- Renewable energy
- 3D print Technology
- Robotics and artificial intelligence
- Energy efficiency in houses
- Welding and metal works
- Woodwork and carpentry
- Boat building
- Sewing and fashion designing
- Curtillary and baking
These are the areas we really want to assist our youths in getting skills”
Mr Cocodia called on youth leaders of the eight (8) local government areas in the state to an orientation program organised by the African Tide Union scheduled to take place tomorrow at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Center Yenagoa at 10 o’clock in the morning.
”So by tomorrow they are having their orientation program for the youths, we are careful to select the targets of the youths we are putting together we are of the view that the youth presidents in each of the communities need to be in attendance as this will give room for them to hear what African Tide Union is all about and what their package is for Niger Delta Youths if we bring the youth presidents and if they come listen there are fliers an write ups that they will also take back home they are most likely to inform other youths at home that these are the things the union is trying to do for them in collaboration with the state government.”
The commissioner employed youths to key into the laudable programs which he said is open to everyone in the state irrespective of their educational background.