Kano trains 72 youths in automobile skills
A total of 72 youths from Kano State have received training in auto mechanism, auto mechatronics, auto panel beating and welding and auto spray painting at the Peugeot Automobile Nigerian (PAN) Learning Centre in a bid to bridge the skills and manpower development gap in the state.
The trainees who underwent an eight month course at the centre, have also been trained on Information Communication Technology (ICT), defensive driving skills and entrepreneurship skills to ensure that they are well equipped for the labour market.
Speaking at the centre, the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, said the genesis of bringing the youths to the PAN Training Centre was to bridge the gap in skills and manpower development in the state.
He said that the state government was building an ultra-modern skills acquisition centre where 24 skills would be taught, adding that they would partner with Kaduna in aspects that relate to automobile after completing the centre.
The Managing Director of PAN, Mr. Ibrahim Boyi, said: “One of the biggest challenges we face as a nation is youth unemployment. With the growing population, any government that has taken it as a primary role to boost and grow youth employment deserves commendation.”
He noted that the trainees exhibited the industriousness of Kano people who were known to be the leaders of industry and urged then to be good ambassadors of the centre by showcasing the skills they acquired.