The empowerment training program is jointly put together by BIKY Club and Scafound School age foundation. The program aims at training secondary school age students drawn from selected public secondary schools in Okunland.
The training is for five days, with the students expected to acquire training in entrepreneurship, with skills in Digital Marketing, Make up, dressing and catering services.
Hon Jones urged the students to take the training very serious, pointing out that the state government is changing the focus of education from the usual to the unusual, using the study of Science, Technical, Engineering and Mathematics.
The Commissioner disclosed that towards ensuring the study of STEM, the State Government has built GYB Model Science Secondary Schools across the State.
The Commissioner disclosed that nine GYB Model Science Secondary Schools are at different stages of completion, pointing out that the intention is for graduates from secondary schools to have skills after graduation.
The Commissioner explained that the State Government is spending huge amount of money on technical and vocational training centre in the State, added that with the fund approved for the accreditation of courses at NKFI graduates from the institution would no longer seek white collar jobs.
He maintained that the intention of the State Government is for graduates from the state on graduation become self sustaining.
The Commissioner said the challenges of securing admission by indigenes of the State seeking admission is now a thing of the past with the establishment of the Kogi State University Kabba, along side the Confluence University of Science and Technology Osara.
He added that by September, KSU Kabba will start admission, and by October, the first set of students would undergo matriculation, praised the efforts of Gov. Yahaya Bello for making education a priority.