Invitation for Expression of Interest for Trainees in the Client and Citizen Based Training Scheme of Sure-P's Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Programme

Posted by Chinyere on Wed 14th Nov, 2012 -

1.0 In line with Mr. President’s promise to encourage wealth creation and mitigate the spate of youth unemployment in the country through the reinvestment of the petroleum subsidy funds, the Federal: Government through its Ministry of Labour and Productivity has developed a Technical, Vocational Education and Training (WET) programme for the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P). The scheme is aimed at empowering young Nigerians with specialized skills to take up existing job vacancies in both private and public sectors. The ultimate goal is to reduce unemployment among Nigerians youths (both educated and uneducated) and stimulate economic growth as part of the transformation agenda of the current administration while also enhancing opportunities towards the attainment of Vision 20: 2020.

2.0 Institutional Partners:
  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity (Project Implementation Unit)
  • British Council (Programme Partners - Creative Industry)
  • National Planning Commission (Measurement and Evaluation)

3.0 The scheme has the mandate to train young Nigerians to acquire skills in three broad areas: vocational/technical skills, life skills and entrepreneurship. It is aimed at bridging the demand gaps in eight industry areas: ICT/Telecoms, Creative (e.g. movies, music, fashion, etc), Hospitality and Tourism, Agribusiness, Mass Housing/Construction Artisans, Marine, Oil and Gas, and Mechanical Fabrication/Woodwork. The training has been classified into two focus areas: Client-based and Citizen-based trainings. Therefore application is invited in the following focus areas of training.

3.1. Client Based Training:

This category of training focuses on equipping young Nigerians with the specialized skills needed to fill demand/skill gaps in client organisations. SURE-P’s demand studies have identified the readiness of the following organisations to immediately offer paid employment to these trainees upon completion of the training programme:
The clients and their areas of trainee demand include:
  • Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA): General road maintenance
  • Nigeria Railway Cooperation (NRC): Rail track maintenance
  • Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development: Artisanship in mass housing
  • Domestic Energy Utilization (Coal and Liquefied Petroleum Gas)
  • National Power Training Institute of Nigeria: Maintenance of electric power installation
  • Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism: Hospitality and tourism
  • Federal Ministry of Water Resources: Graduate agribusiness scheme
  • Federal Ministry of Transport: Marine and Shipping

3.2. Citizen Based Training:

This category of training focuses on equipping young Nigerians with such skills sufficient to make them employable and/or own their own businesses.
The areas include the following:
  • Agribusiness (crop and livestock production, processing and storage, marketing, etc)
  • Creative Industry (e.g. movies, music, fashion, photography, architecture, broadcasting, Software/computer games and electronic publishing, visual and performing arts, etc),
  • ICT/Telecoms
  • Construction and Artisan Skills
  • Hospitality
  • Marine and Shipping
  • Metal works and fabrication
  • Woodworks and furniture
  • Oil and Gas
4.0 Successful candidates on completion of training will either be immediately employed in existing vacancies or be supported to start their own businesses. The scheme would be a form of partnership with client firms and institutions where SURE-P’s demand studies have identified skill deficiency. Interestingly SURE-P has reached agreement with the target clients to immediately engage the candidates in paid employment upon completion of training. Thus the TVET programme is structured to equip young Nigerians with focused skills that meet the demands of employers in the current labour market.

5.0 Eligibility Criteria
  • The scheme targets unskilled Nigerians (males and females, graduates and non-graduates, not more than 45 years of age) who are willing to be trained in the areas enumerated above.
  • Applicants must possess a minimum of SSCE or GCE or its equivalent. However applicants with higher qualifications may benefit from higher technical training.
  • Applicants must be Nigerians

6.0 How to apply
  • The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of TVET, SURE-P hereby invites interested unemployed and unskilled Nigerians to express Interest in the scheme by visiting: to apply. Applicants should indicate their area of interest.
  • Please note that all information will be verified before consideration for placement.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted through SMS and/or email.

7.0 Closing Date

28th November, 2012

8.0 Disclaimer

Please note:
  • Late submissions will be rejected
  • This advertisement is published for information purposes only and should not be construed as commitment or obligation on the part of SURE-P to award a job or contract
  • SURE-P will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by any interested applicant in connection with submission of an application or any response to an enquiry
  • SURE-P is not bound to shortlist any applicant and reserves the right to reject or annul the application process at any time without incurring any liabilities and assigning any reason there for.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be considered and contacted.

9.0 Further Enquiries

Phone: 08170392233

Technical Vocational and Education Training (TVET), Project Implementation Unit,
c/o Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity Phase I Federal Secretariat Complex Abuja