SMEDAN begins training 1,015 young people in the development of entrepreneurial skills –
The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN has commenced training 1015 youths under the entrepreneurial and vocational components of the National Business Skills Development Initiative (NBSDI).
According to a statement from the agency’s corporate affairs unit, the first batch of the training which started on Monday, will have 145 youngsters each from the northwest zone comprising Sokoto, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kaduna and Zamfara. States.
He added that they will be trained in personal and business vision, business plan, identification of business opportunities, sales and marketing strategies, access to business finance, customer service and legal regulatory issues.
The statement further pointed out that the vocational trainings that will have an impact on young people are fashion design and tailoring, leather work, photography, hairdressing, block/brick making, mobile phone repairs, face painting. and tillage.
SMEDAN’s business development and promotion director, Monday Ewans, said the program was one of the agency’s investment projects aimed at infusing the entrepreneurial spirit and empowering the country’s youth. .
He said the agency was determined and committed to training young Nigerians to be self-reliant, adding that vocational skills and empowerment were an added bonus as SMEDAN will do everything in its power to train and empower young Nigerians.
He commended the Managing Director of SMEDAN, Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, for supporting this initiative, which has gone a long way in making a positive impact on young Nigerians.