The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced the call for applications into the Lagos State Employability Support Project (LSESP).
LSESP provides short vocational training programmes implemented by LSETF to provide youths in the state with industry relevant skills that could help them gain possible employment and advance in life.
Applications are open to residents of Lagos State between ages 18 and 35 years, to register for the vocation training and skills acquisition courses which will be provided by selected Vocational Training Centres in the state and implemented by Arc Skills, a globally recognized skills training provider.
Speaking during the announcement, Executive Secretary, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Akintunde Oyebode, emphasized the importance of the project in building a skilled and experienced workforce for organisations and businesses in the state and also improving the lives of the citizens.
“With focused training of applicants and revamp of vocational studies in Lagos State, we are confident that this initiative will go a long way to address unemployment among youths in Lagos State. These trainings will also address capacity building and job demands in both private and public sectors,” he said.
While trainings are completely free, applicants are required to show proof of their residence in Lagos State by providing their Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA) Number. Applicants are also expected to have successfully completed Junior Secondary School. Interested participants can visit the project website www.lsesp.ng to register or pick up an application form from the nearest LSETF Liaison office in any of the Local Government Secretariats.
Commenting on this initiative, The Team Leader, Inclusive Growth Unit, UNDP, Robert Asogwa stated that “this is a major step for development in Lagos and Africa by extension. It is the most reliable means of eradicating unemployment in Lagos State, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is proud to be a partner of great initiative”.