Julius Berger launches vocational support programme

Nigeria’s leading construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc,  has launched a novel vocational support programme to empower Nigerian youths  amongst other direct and indirect benefits.

A press statement by the company’s media unit, said the programme which the company said would open new vistas in the lives of teeming Nigerian youths is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of the company designed to empower Nigerian youths with technical skills and certificates for better employability and socio-economic progress.

According to the announcement by Berger on the development, the maiden edition of the programme includes a 10-month technical training stint in automotive repair services considering the fast evolving nature of the country’s burgeoning automotive industry.

The statememt further noted thay the company has carefully designed the curricula for the programme in different technical expertise to enable beneficiaries learn a skill that will remain commercially viable for the forseeable future.

They include: Auto Mechanic and Battery Services, Vulcanising, Alignment and Wheel Balancing as well as auto Diagnostics.

Accorsing to the statement, the company requires applicants to qualify to be admitted into the programme.

This is as the person must be an adult Nigerian, resident in Abuja, must possess a School Leaving Certifuicate, SSCE and should be able to read and write.

Women seeking opportunities in the areas of technical expertise were highly encouraged to apply, even as persons within disadvantaged groups, PWDs and IDPs, were equally encouraged to apply, the statement added.

Blueprint reports that Julius Berger has recorded several firsts in top CSR efforts in its operational communities from building and donating classrooms and health facilities through unique efforts in educational sector to related fields.

The company said the current effort at supporting the vocational skills of willing Nigerian youths wass already receiving rave reviews in the social media.