Akwa Ibom State Government Youth Empowerment is one of the government schemes that many Nigerian youths use to improve their careers and standard of living as well as the beginning of their dream of becoming an entrepreneur.
This blog post discusses various empowerment programs or schemes that the current administration of the Akwa Ibom State government has provided to its indigenes, how you can partake in it, what you can do to fully take advantage of the program and accomplish your goals, and finally, how the program can be of help to you.
Empowerment as used by the Government
Empowerment is actually a program that a government of a particular country uses to help their youths to learn vocational skills, and help assist them to expand their already established business or enterprise in other to improve the standard of living of the people.
At the end of the training, those learning vocational skills are provided with some cash ranging from ten thousand to one hundred thousand nairas (N10,000 to 100,000), and the distribution of working tools or equipment according to the skill acquired by the individual.
The government does this not only to help the people but in the process, they improve the economy of the state and the country at large.
Akwa Ibom State Government Youth Empowerment Scheme Specialized Skills First Batch
As of the promise made to the people of Akwa Ibom State by the current administration to help the people improve their standard of living and aggravate poverty in the state. The governor also promised to establish industries in order to provide employment opportunities for the people.
In order for the program to come into reality, the administration established two agencies: The Directorate for Microfinance and Enterprise Development and the My Entrepreneurship Development Program (MEGP).
Shortlisted beneficiaries under the two agencies will under 3 months of training in business management relevant for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) development in society.
To fully accomplish his dream of Enhancing the Growth of SMEs in society, Governor Udom provided start-up finance for the young developing entrepreneurs.
Governor Udom Emmanuel is also using The Ibom 3,000 Project to demonstrate his commitment to supporting and developing SMEs in the State.
He is using this to help 3,000 youths from the state’s 31 Local Governments Areas be trained on Capacity improvements through diverse careers.
Specialized Skills in the Government Youth Empowerment Program
- Technical entrepreneurship
- Managerial skills in oil and gas
- Finally, SMEs
The government made the above skills available for the people to acquire in order to secure gainful employment or for the people to learn the skill and establish their own firm and provide employment opportunities for others.
8,000 Indigenous People (Second Batch of Akwa Ibom State Government Youth Empowerment)
This batch will be also trained for the same reason in preparation for the State’s industrialization era.
This program is an ICT base. It focused on digital skill acquisition required for the twenty-first century, such as coding, software architecture and engineering, android engineering, application architect and testing and finally, data structures & algorithms.
All these are essential skills required for an artificial intelligence-driven future.
Another strategy that the governor is using to enhance empowerment is that he is engaging the selected youths in various industries within the state, there, the youths can participate in different sections of the industry either in a technical, engineering field or other aspects where they can gain useful knowledge that will help them to start up their own firm or find a job.
these are the reasons the government decided to set up this Akwa Ibom State Government Youth Empowerment.
Oil and Gas Training Areas
- Riggers – (a) Bank Man (b) Flag Man (c) Able Sea Man (d) Roustabout (e) Signal Man
- Catering Department (a) Continental Cook (b) Chinese Cook (c) National Cook (d) Steward/Waiter & Waitress
- Industrial Safety – (a) Store Keepers (b) Time Keepers (c) Safety Supervisor
- Welding – (a) Pipe Welding (b) Argon Welding (c) Plate Welding
- Heavy Duty Skills
- Crane Operator
- Computer Operator
- Fire Operator
- Iron Bending
Advantages of partaking in the program
- Only 3000 youth will be selected
- Each participant will receive training on different entrepreneurial skills
- The top finalist will be empowered by the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Trade and Investment
- Applicants must be between 17 and 35 years old.
- You must be a citizen and resident of Nigeria
- If selected as a finalist must be able to participate in both physical and online training.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can everyone participate in Akwa Ibom State Government Youth Empowerment program?
Yes, everyone can participate in the program if only you are an indigene of Akwa Ibom State.
What are the skills I can learn in the empowerment program?
- The skills include the following Grinder
- Fire Operator
- Iron Bending
How can I participate program?
You can participate via the government’s official website or you can obtain a form via the government house youth empowerment agent (Ministry of Youth)