Lagos Trains Artisans, Craftsmen in Building Construction

Lagos Housing
Lagos State Government
Lagos State Government has decided to train youths in the states on skills needed to improve their knowledge in building construction.

The training which mainly the youths in building construction is meant to close the gaps between the artisans, Craftsmen, and their learned colleagues which in turn will reduce the rate of building collapse in the state.

The programme which has been scheduled to run for six weeks, all on the weekends, will train the artisans and craftsmen on topics related to critical construction trades such as electrical installation and maintenance works, painting and decorating, plumbing and pipe-fitting, carpentry and furniture making and masonry (block laying and concreting).

The skill acquisition programme which is tagged: “Master Craftsman Training Programme”, set to commence on the 19th of August 2023 in Alimosho and Ikorodu LGAs, is designed to enable residents, mainly youths in the construction trades, to update their skills and acquire other competencies that will make them more employable and improve their economic well-being.

"There will also be classes on connected areas such as Customer Relations, Information and Communication Technology, and Health and Safety. The training will be conducted by experts in the field who will train and retrain participants based on current trends. Locations of the present training programme are at Ikotun in Alimosho LGA and Ikorodu in Ikorodu LGA", a state official stated.

He revealed that the training is open to residents that are above 18 years and applicants must have evidence of being registered with the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA). They must also have basic training in the skills, either in technical colleges or through the informal apprenticeship method.

According to the state official, the selection process will be based on a first-come, first-served. The forms can be obtained at the office of the Director of Administration and Human Resources, Ministry of Housing Lagos State. Each certified master craftsman with over 70% attendance will receive Certification from a notable professional institute, while empowerment with modern tools of their trade, work gears, and stipends will be done by the State Government.

He, therefore, advised interested participants to prepare for comprehensive practical and theoretical sessions during the training, adding that the trainees will be fully insured for the programme to protect against inherent hazards or dangers during practical sessions.

Category: World-News
Tag: Lagos Housing
Written by Omooba Alekuwodo (omoobaalekuwodo)
Published 8/19/2023 8:45:24 PM

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