Mrs Florence Yaakugh, the Taraba Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), on Saturday urged corps members to embrace skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development in order to secure their future.
Yaakugh said this during the official launch of skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development (SAED) training for 2019 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 corps members at the ongoing orientation course at the NYSC camp in Sibre, near Jalingo.
The coordinator described skills acquisition and entrepreneurship as the surest paths to a life of self dependency and financial security for corps members.
Yaakugh, who noted that white collar jobs were becoming increasingly scarce, said that SAED training was the NYSC’s panacea to the challenge of unemployment.
She urged corps members to take advantage of the rare opportunity to acquire skills other than their areas of specialisation.
“I want to urge all of you to take ample advantage of the skills acquisition programme to guarantee a life of self-sufficiency and insulate yourselves from the frustration that comes with fruitless search for unavailable white collar jobs,” she said.
Nigeria News Agency reports that some of the training areas for corps members in Taraba include ICT, Food Processing and Preservation, Film and Photography, Fashion and Design, among others.
Edited by Donald Ugwu