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Mrs. Folusho Samuel

Director, Projects

Mrs. Folusho Samuel

Industrial Training Fund

Promotes the acquisition of skills in industry and commerce to generate a pool of indigenous trained manpower.


Promotes sustainable enterprise and economic development through capacity building and empowerment programmes.


To promote Technical and Vocational Education and Training through a Public-Private Partnership for the purpose of ensuring availability of highly skilled technical manpower for the industrial sector of the Nigerian economy.


The ITF-NECA Technical Skills Development Project (TSDP) is a joint initiative by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) designed to promote the availability of middle-level manpower with the appropriate Technical and Vocational Skills to meet the identified needs of industries in Nigeria.

The training institutions currently provide empowerment in the following skill areas:

  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Machining and Pipe-fitting (Plumbing)
  • Welding & Fabrication
  • Production Welding
  • Maintenance Welding
  • Electrical & Electronics Maintenance
  • Auto Mechanics / Mechatronics
  • Instrumentation - Automation and Process Control
  • Building Construction
  • Agric and Agro-Allied

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• Provide employable skills to trainees in order to meet the middle-level manpower for industry in specific trade areas

• Promote a Public-Private Partnership Model in Technical & Vocational Skills Training

• Prepare trainees for life-after-school by empowering them with entrepreneurial skills for creation.

Eligibility: Recruitment & Selection Process

Recruitment advertisements are published in major national dailies with starting dates, venue and time of the selection exercise. Thereafter, shortlisted Applicants go through a Selection Exercise (Aptitude Test, Oral Interview and Medical Examination).


> Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE)
> National Technical Certificate (NTC)
> London City and Guilds in relevant Trades
> Federal Craft Certificates
> Good numerical ability and fluency in Communication Skills will be an added advantage
> Age: Between 18 and 30, depending on the Training Centre

Participating Organisations





Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited Kaduna

  • Automobile Technology
  • Automotive Vehicle Electronics
  • Spray painting
  • Mechatronics
  • Panel Beating


Nigerian Breweries PLC, Ibadan

  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Automation Maintenance


Kamjay Farms, Ibeju-Lekki

  • Poultry Farming
  • Fish Farming (Aquaculture) 
  • Snailry (Snail Farming)
  • Animal Husbandry & Nutrition
  • Vegetable Farming


Truckmasters Nig. Ltd,  Ikeja, Lagos

  • Diesel Trucks Repairs 
  • Telematics 
  • Mechatronics
  • Diagnostics


Lafarge Africa PLC, Ewekoro

  • Instrumentation /Automation 
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical


Nigeria Bottling Company, Ikeja

  • Industrial Electrical
  • Industrial Automation 
  • Mechanical
  • Utility Maintenance & Operations


Ashaka Cement, Gombe

  • Motor Vehicle Mechanic Work
  • Electrical Installation and Maintenance Work
  • Mechanical Engineering Craft Practise 


Ruff  ‘n’ Tumble Fashion School, Ikeja 

  • Garment Making


Style House, Apapa

  • Pattern Making
  • Garment Making


Hastings Business Training School, Abuja

  • CCTV
  • Web Application/Development
  • Android Applications


Nigerdock Nigeria PLC-FZE, Snake Island, Lagos

  • Fitter Machining
  • Structural/Pipe Fitting
  • Welding & Fabrication


Wood-et al Nigeria Limited, Nasarawa

  • Production Machines Operations
  • Assemblage and Installations
  • Upholstery


Mblatava Farms Nigeria Limited

  • Poultry Farming
  • Fish Farming
  • Small Ruminants Farming
  • Ostrich rearing


Umuebe Farms Nigeria Limited

  • Honeybee Farming
  • Poultry Farming
  • Pig Farming
  • Crop Production
  • Fish Farming


A.G. Leventis Foundation  Agricultural School, Ilesha

  • Agricultural Enterprises 
  • Livestock Production
  • Crop Production
  • Agric Engineering / Mechanisation
  • Rural Enterprise Development


OCO Industrial Services, Port-Harcourt

  • Welding and Fabrication


ITF-Industrial Skills Training Centre , Ikeja

  • Information and Communication
  • Mechanical Maintenance & Machining
  • Welding and Metal Fabrication
  • Autotronics/Automobile Mechanic Work
  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
  • Electrical / Electronic Maintenance
  • Instrumentation and Process Control


ITF-Industrial Skills Training Centre , Kano

  • Agricultural Equipment & Maintenance Works
  • Electrical Installation & Maintenance Works
  • Motor Vehicle Mechanic Works
  • Livestock Production


ITF-Industrial Skills Training Centre , Lokoja

  • Electrical Installation
  • Welding & Fabrication


ITF-Centre for Excellence, Bukuru

  • Culinary 


Federal Science and Technical College, Awka

  • Welding and Fabrication


Federal Science & Technical College, Orozo

  • Mechanical Crafts
  • Welding and Fabrication


Federal Science & Technical College, Yaba

  • Electrical and Electronics Maintenance
  • Telecommunications Maintenance


Government Technical College, Bukuru

  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)


Government Technical College,  Farfaru

  • Plumbing and Pipe Fitting


Government Technical College, Ikorodu

  • Plumbing
  • Tiling
  • Carpentry


Benin Technical College , Benin City

  • Electrical / Electronics Department


Government Technical College, Owo

  • Welding and Fabrication


Government Technical College, Uyo

  • Electrical and Electronics


Government Technical College, Mopa

  • Information and Technology


Government Technical College, Maiduguri

  • Information and Technology

The training programme has three (3) core elements aimed at producing high quality, job-ready technical manpower, namely:

· Classroom training and practical hands-on exercise in Training Workshops

· Industrial Attachment for practical experience in the world of work 

· Entrepreneurship Development Programme: - An integral component of the curriculum is a 5-Day Entrepreneurship Development Training anchored on the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) Module. This is an internationally accredited Module that has been deployed in over 80 countries worldwide for the training of both potential and existing entrepreneurs. 

All TSDP trainees are equipped with life and job creation skills which enable them establish and manage their own workshops. 

While in School, trainees are entitled to:

· free tuition and lunch

· access to medical services in the company clinic

· monthly Allowance to cover incidental expenses 


Till date, 10,000 technicians have been produced, 80% of whom had secured jobs in various industries. Others have embraced entrepreneurship by setting up their own businesses.

Plot A2, Hakeem Balogun Street,
Central Business District, Alausa,
Ikeja, Lagos State.
Tel: 234 – 1- 7746352
E-mail: neca@neca.org.ng
Website: www.neca,org.ng

Along Miango Road, Jos,
Plateau State
Tel: 234 – 73 – 065297
E-mail: info@itf-nigeria.com
Website: www.itf-nigeria.com

Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), Norway
Colleges and Institutes Canada


The project which started in 2009 and now in its 9th year was designed on the premise of a short term-quick-fix intervention measure to address the twin problems of recurring dearth of middle level technical manpower for the industries and unprecedented rise in youth employment. 

The foregoing, therefore, informed its choice of “brown fields” institutions for the skill acquisition programmes. NECA member-companies made available their technical training schools, while ITF complemented these private sector schools with its own Industrial Skills Training Centres. 

The training institutions currently provide empowerment in the following skill areas:

All the training centres, “brown fields” and public school alike, are being supported with the ILO certified entrepreneurship empowerment programme using the Generate Your Business Idea (GYBI) and Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) Modules.

Industrial Training Fund is an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria mandated by the Industrial Training Fund (Fund) ACT as amendment (2011) among other functions to:

o   provide, promote and encourage the acquisition of skills in industry and commerce with a view to generating a pool of indigenous trained manpower sufficient to meet the needs of private and public sectors of the economy. 

o   provide training for skills in management of technical and entrepreneurial development in the public and private sectors of the economy. 

o   set training standard in all sectors of the economy and monitor adherence. 

o   evaluate and certify vocational skills acquired by apprentices, craftsmen and technicians in collaboration with relevant organizations  

The Fund has an expansive network of Thirty Seven (37) Area Offices and Five (5) Industrial Skills Training Centres (ISTCs) spread over Nigeria with professional trainers equipped with expertise and experience in varied areas of profession. 

The service offering of the Fund include the following:

·         Engineering and Technical

·         Information and Communication Technology

·         Banking and Finance

·         Health , Safety and Environment

·         Management, Supervisory and Leadership

·         Entrepreneurial Development program

·         Specialized training programs based on specific needs amongst others.

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association is the foremost Business Membership Organization (BMO) in Nigeria. It was established in 1957 to provide the forum for government to consult with private sector employers on socio-economic and labour policy issues. 

For over 60 years NECA has been the Voice of Business on varied and diverse issues that aims at improving the environment for enterprises to survive and flourish.  It, thus, provides a platform for private sector employers to interact with government, labour, communities and other relevant organisations in and outside Nigeria for the purpose of promoting harmonious business environment that will engender productivity and prosperity for the benefit of all.  

NECA’s membership cuts across all sectors of the economy and comprises all sizes of business. 

The Strategic Objectives of NECA include the provision of value-adding services to members as well as the promotion of the establishment of Vocational and Technical Skills Training Centres.

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For over 60 years NECA has been the voice of business on varied and diverse issues aimed at improving the environment for enterprises to survive and flourish. Our membership cuts across all sectors of the economy and all sizes of businesses from micro to conglomerate.
The most successful brand are those who approach learning and development as a business strategy. Untrained staff can drain management resources and distract your best people from urgent and important tasks. Therefore training is imperative.

Head Office

Plot A2, Hakeem Balogun Street
Central Business District Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos

Open Monday to Friday
From 9.00am - 4.00pm
Enquiries: Tel: 234-1-3422356/01-3422857

Friday, April 10, 2020