Host Community : KRPC Trains Another Set of Youth on Skills Acquisition
Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited, KRPC has commenced training of 100 youth drafted from its host communities for the eighth edition of its annual Youth Empowerment and Skills Acquisition Programme,YESAP .
The objective of the programme according is aiming at supporting Government’s effort in poverty eradication, youth restiveness and to also help reducing unemployment in the society.
Speaking during the opening ceremony of the programme today held at the Civil Engineering Theatre Hall , Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna ,the Executive Director Services, KRPC, Abdulllahi Idris said it is part of the social responsibility of KRPC to always give back to the society especially in the area of empowering the youth ,especially at time when white collar jobs are no more visible.
According to Idris , despite the current economic difficulties that the country is going through , KRPC and indeed NNPC is committed to sustaining the training programm.
He further explained that the programme is now well structured; beginning with the selection of participants, which remains the sole prerogative of the community leaders, knowing fully their people better.
“The NNPC medical department has conducted a comprehensive medical examination for all the nominees and developed a medical profile of each participant prior to the commencement of the programme.
“I am glad to state that the programme has grown tremendously with more than sixteen trades being taught which include; Plaster of Paris (POP), Welding and Fabrication, Plumbing and Pipe Fitting, Electrical Installation and Rewinding, Carpentry and Wood work, Fashion Design.
“Other trades expected of the participants to learn during the training are: Poultry and Fish Production, Catering and Event Management, Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology, Auto-mechanic, Auto-mechatronics, Auto Spray Painting, Screen Printing, GSM Handset repairs, photography and Visual Imaging, Auto Welding and Panel Beating.
“The hope of the 6 months programme is to shape the lives of the participants and enhance positive behavior thinking in them”, he said.
The Executive Director Services however, urged the participants to seize the opportunity to better their live and be good ambassador of their various communities and Nigeria at large.
Though he said due economic recession , there was a little adjustment from the usual 120 person picked for the programme to a hundred participants for this year’s programme, due to the financial constraint.
In brief remark earlier, the Manager Public Affairs Department (PAD), KRPC, Aminu Daneji said the programme which commenced in 2008 with just one hundred participants , has been growing from strength to strength and becoming the pinnacle of KRPC’s Corporate Social Responsibility .
“Currently, almost eight hundred young men and women have benefited from the programme and have becoming self-reliant and some already have other people working under them.
“We are indeed glad to be involved in this endeavour that enabled us to serve our fellow citizens,’’ he said.