Minister of Power Under Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project Inaugurates 500 Youths for Skills Acquisition Training

Minister of Power Under Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project Inaugurates 500 Youths for Skills Acquisition Training


Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman inaugurated a Youths Empowerment and Skills Acquisition Training (YESAT) for 500 youths in Jalingo, Taraba State.

The empowerment and skills acquisition programme is under the Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project (MHEPP) Local Content Initiative.

The programme is a collaboration of the Power Ministry and the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) aimed at addressing MHEPP’s manpower development needs, and to adequately prepare host communities and the entire state, to derive maximum benefits from the project.

YESAT is designed to train and empower 500 youths from each state of the federation, beginning with Taraba.

The training shall be under five core courses namely, Electrical House Wiring, ICT Essentials, Catering Management, Masonry and Bricklaying and Plumbing, Pipe-Lifting for Plants and Buildings.

It shall be carried out in 4 batches of 125 participants each. The selection into the four batches of training will be based strictly on merit and distributed amongst the local government areas of the state.

The minister therefore invites all prospective applicants to access the website, as the first batch of training is scheduled to start in the 2nd week in January, through to mid-February 2021.

The minister also thank the governor of Taraba State, Darious Ishiaku for the warm reception and able representation by his deputy, Engr. Haruna Manu.

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