Abuja - The Bayelsa State Government has sponsored the vocational training of 250 for vocational training at the Amachree Royal Academy in Benin Republic.
These are receiving training in such fields as automobile technology, cinematography, photography, fashion designing and information and communications technology.
Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Rtd), said the graining would make the youth self-reliant.
Addressing the trainees expected to undergo vocational training Jonah charged them to take the training seriously, noting that upon the completion of the training it would not only enable them become self-reliant but also create jobs for peers.
The Commissioner for Science and Technology, Parkinson Macmanuel, said the trainees would depart the State for Benin Republic on Sunday.
In his remarks, one of the beneficiaries, Neinein Ekpebu thanked the State Government for finding the youth worthy for the training programme, adding that they have been empowered to be more productive among themselves and to the larger society.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Governor expressed concern over the absence of locals in automobile technology and other technical skills in the state.
He said lack of industries in the State the compounded the situation and stressed Government's determination to address such deficiencies.
– CAJ News