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The National Directorate of Employment presents a Skills Acquisition Scheme aimed at creating jobs for Nigerians. You are invited to apply for the training programme as it is designed to equip you with productive skills. See more information below.

SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISES (SSE)

The Small Scale Enterprises [SSE] programme is one of the four core programmes of the NDE designed to inculcate in the unemployed Nigerian graduates and other interested persons, the spirit, creativity and self-reliance with a view to assisting them set up their own businesses in order to create employment for themselves and other Nigerians.

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NDE-ENTERPRISE AND FINANCE COUNSELING CLINIC [NDE-EFCC]:

This initiative is targeted at unemployed graduates of higher institutions who are exposed to a unique mode of business training.
Beneficiaries are exposed to the experiences of successful NDE loans beneficiaries:

  • Undergo counseling from NDE Counseling Officers
  • Interact with Financial Institutions
  • In addition, taught business Management Skills to enable them write bankable feasibility reports. Beneficiaries are thereafter linked to possible sources of finance to establish their chosen businesses [duration of training 8 days]

GRADUATE ENTERPRISE ATTACHMENT SCHEME [GEAS]:

The graduate Enterprise Attachment Scheme [GEAS] is designed to provide temporary employment opportunities for unemployed graduates of tertiary institutions. Under the scheme the scheme, participants are exposed to entrepreneurial skills while work cultures and attitudes are inculcated into them, which would enhance their employability. For those that are interested in self-employment, it would give them the opportunity to acquire on-the-job training and increase their chances of success in their own businesses. The period of attachment is for six months.

PREPARATION PROCESSING AND PACKAGING TRAINING SCHEME [PPPTS]:

The Preparation Processing and Packaging Training Scheme [PPPTS] Is a scheme targeted at the unemployed, which includes graduates, non-graduates and women and is designed to train them on how to prepare, Process and package agricultural; and non-agricultural products in line with international best practices. The duration of the training is 3 weeks, two weeks practical attachment to identified enterprises known for specific product processing and packaging within their locality, followed by six days of theoretical training on the same product and business management training.

ENTERPRISE START-UP AND DEVELOPMENT TRAINING SCHEME [ESDTS]:

This is delivered through the organization of business training for unemployed graduates of tertiary institutions, matured people and retirees with a view to inculcating entrepreneurial traits in them by assisting them to conceptualize their business ideas into marketable products and services that would be sold at a profit. It is geared towards tutoring beneficiaries to write a bankable feasibility report. Attendance of this training is a prerequisite to access loans under the Enterprise Creation Fund.

MICRO BUSINESS SKILLS TRAINING SCHEME [MBSTS]:

The training is meant to expose school leavers, artisans and graduated trainees of the NDE;s programmes to the rudiments of business operations and management.

MICRO ENTERPRISES ENHANCEMENT SCHEME [MEES]:

The scheme is designed to meet the needs of operators of micro enterprises desirous of expanding the scope of their business.

ENTERPRISE CREATION FUND [ECF]:

Under this scheme, loans are disbursed to beneficiaries of SSE training programmes whose feasibility reports were appraised and found viable. These loans are accessible to both graduate and non-graduate beneficiaries of Start-Your-Own-Business [SYOB] AND Basic Business Training [BBT] schemes.
Loans are disbursed in line with agreed milestones between the Directorate and the loan beneficiaries.

TRAINING FOR WOMEN IN INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES:

This training is conducted under the Women Employment Branch [WEB], Women are trained on business skills to enable them establish specific skill-based enterprises within the shortest possible time. The acquired skills enable the women generate income with a view to empowering them to be self-employed. At the end of the training selected participants are provided with seed funds to set up and practice the skills they have acquired.
In this way, wealth is created as well as employment generated. Skills under this scheme are:

  • Cosmetology
  • Making of shoe and bag with adire materials
  • Soft furnishing
  • Beads and wire works
  • Hat making
  • Tie and dye
  • Confectionery

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REGISTRATION

Register to be able to start your enrollment process.

Before selecting a programme/scheme, ensure you have gone through all the schemes and properly understand each, so that you can make the right choice.

Click here to complete registrationhttps://ndetrainees.ng/

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