Diversifying Into Vocational/Technical Skill Set Not Only To Enhance Employability But Also Contribute To Individual Employment: Rt. Hon. Olabimtan, Prof. Gbore, Prof. Ajidahun, Alale of Akungba-Akoko, Regent Supare-Akoko, Youths Leaders Urges Akoko YouthsOctober 4, 2023
As Akingbade Toluwa-Jolomi assures Akoko Political, Traditional and Youth Leaders of More Empowerment To Come
In a recent Youth Symposium held in Akoko, prominent figures including Rt. Hon. Victor Olabimtan, Prof. Francis Gbore, Prof. Ajidahun, the Regent of Supare-Akoko, Alale of Akungba, Akoko Youths/Students Leader came together to address the critical issue of unemployment among the youth. The collective message from these leaders and stakeholders was a resounding call for young individuals to acquire at least a vocational or technical skill.
The stakeholders who extensively discuss on the Topic: Reducing Youth Unemployment Through Vocational/Technical Skills, further stress on the Present and Future graduates in Akoko Land and how they can be Productively engaged.
Rt. Hon. Victor Olabimtan SUBEB Chairman & Fmr. Speaker ODHA emphasized the importance of practical skills in today’s job market, highlighting that a diversified skill set not only enhance employability but also contributes to individual empowerment.
Prof. Francis Gbore Vice Chancellor Sam Maris University, Prof. Ajidahun Fmr. Dean Students Affairs (AAUA), Dr. Layi (Lecturer AAUA), Mr. Paul Obogo (Lecturer AAUA) renowned figures in academia, echoed this sentiment, underlining the need for a balanced approach to education that incorporates hands-on learning.
His Royal Majesty, Oba Isaac Adeyeye, Ajimo III Alale of Akungba Kingdom and Her Highness Regent Adebukola Adedeji the Regent of Supare-Akoko lent their support to the cause, recognizing the pivotal role youth play in shaping the future of the community. Their encouragement for vocational and technical training aligns with the broader goal of addressing unemployment by equipping young people with practical expertise.
The Akoko Youths and Students Leader which includes, Mr. Ojo Joseph President AKSEYF, Comrade BATO Secretary AKNWYF, Miss Kemistry Former President NACAS, Comrade INEC President AAUASUG, Comrade Excel President NACAS, Comrade TemmyRose VP AAUA SUG, Senator Leo Senate President AAUASUG, Queen Mide VP AKSEYF, to mention few played a vital role in conveying the aspirations and concerns of the younger generation. Advocating for skill acquisition as a means of combating unemployment, these leaders emphasized the importance of taking proactive steps towards self-sufficiency.
Others includes Parents of Empowerment beneficiaries, Trainers from all fields and Beneficiaries of DHDEI YOUTH EMPOWERMENT Programs in Akoko who could not hide their joy by sharing their testimonies.
Akingbade Toluwa-Jolomi, in a promising statement, assured Akoko Leaders that more initiatives would be undertaken to support the youth in their quest for skill development. This assurance signifies a commitment to collaborative efforts between the leadership and the young populace in tackling the unemployment challenge.
Overall, the Youth Symposium served as a platform for influential figures and stakeholders to unite in their call for practical solutions to unemployment. The emphasis on vocational and technical skills reflects a recognition of the evolving nature of the job market and a commitment to empowering the youth with the tools they need for a brighter future in Akoko.