No fewer than 500 unemployed youths and women will be engaged for vocational and entrepreneurship training, under the 1st cycle of YESSO, skills- for- job component in the state.
This was disclosed during the week by Mrs. Rosalyn Olaomi, the national focal person, for skills for job component, at the two day train the trainer workshop organised in Oshogbo.
According to the focal person, the objective of the workshop was to strengthen the capacity of the S4J team, to ensure effective & efficient programme delivery.
She emphasised that the participants, who have been selected from poorest of the poor households, mined from the single register generated by SOCU, deserved special handling & special attention, especially, when they would be assembled together for a period of 3 months at the training camp.
According to Mrs Olaomi, the S4J component aims at reducing the vulnerability of youths & women through increased access to work opportunities & to earn income, through vocational/ entrepreneurship skills acquisition.
She however, expressed appreciation to all the critical stakeholders in the implementation of YESSO(S4J), particularly the SOCU & the PSO for the level of work done to prepare for the take-off of S4J component.