The N-Power Build is one of the numerous people-oriented initiatives the federal government of Nigeria have designed and implementing to harness the potentials of Nigerian youths. It is an accelerated training and certification ‘Skills to Job/Enterprise’ programme for unemployed Nigerian Youths in order to build a new crop of highly competent and skilled workforce of technicians, artisans and service professionals.
This initiative aims to develop the market for a wide range of artisanal, technician and service professional jobs first in the housing and infrastructure construction value chain and then across all other economic sectors. Beyond apprenticeship opportunity, the beneficiaries are prepared for employment and self-establishment.
The goal is to increase the employability of Nigerian youths thus plugging them to fill high demand job opportunities thereby improving their income and increasing the attractiveness of these job cadres to average Nigerian youth.
The N-Power Build is divided into 7 components which include :
- Agric Tech
- Carpentry and Joinery
- Electrical Installation
- Masonry and Tiling
- Plumbing and Pipefitting
Nigerian youths that are interested in the NPower build training are free to apply whenever NPower build registration is in progress. Pre-selected applicants go through physical verification exercise. The requirements for NPower build physical verification include :
- national id card
- birth certificate
- proof of address of residence
Shortlisted applicants are engaged for 12 months. During this duration, beneficiaries are to spend 3 months in accredited and approved Training Centres and 9 months apprenticeship with partnering companies for additional experiential learning leading to final job placement or offering of their services as technicians and contractors.
All verified Nbuild beneficiaries get training work tools and training consumables distributed to Npower training partners. They also receive receive a monthly NPower build stipend of 10,000 naira for the duration of 12 months.
There are 250 NPower build training centers across the 6 geo-political zones in Nigeria. ANAMMCO in Enugu and the Multi-Skill Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Obingwa-Aba, Abia State are (2) of these N-Power Build participating training Centres. These training providers partner with the Federal Government’s N-Power programme to train the beneficiaries.
The N-Power Build, apart from providing accelerated training and certification, the programme is undoubtedly helping to create jobs especially for teaming population of women and youths and indeed helping to lift Nigerians out of poverty and other social problems.
To get started with NPower build, visit www.npower.gov.ng portal.
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