The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced training of 1,542 beneficiaries of its Advanced National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (A-NOAS) nationwide.
The Acting Director General of NDE, Mr Abubakar Nuhu-Fikpo disclosed this while addressing some of the beneficiaries on Wednesday in Kano.
Nuhu-Fikpo, who was represented by Mr Musa Ibrahim, said two beneficiaries were selected from each of the 44 local government areas of Kano State.
He said that the beneficiaries had passed through the Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS), which qualified them for the A-NOAS training.
“B-NOAS is a scheme through which unemployed school leavers are recruited and attached to master craftsmen and women in the informal sector or to NDE Skills Acquisition Centres to acquire marketable vocational skills for decent job opportunities.
“The trainers impart skills to the trainees using training facilities in their workshops or the NDE skills centres.