A nongovernmental organization, iCreate Africa, in partnership with several agencies including Peugeot Nigeria, is currently hosting a Grand Tournament of the finest technical and vocational skills in the North tagged iCreate Skills.
The Skill Competition started yesterday being April 26th at Musa Yar’Adua Center, Murtala Mohammed Square, Kaduna and will still be ending today, April 27th.
Young skilled Nigerians aged 18-28 years are currently competing in 15 skill trades including Carpentry, Tiling, Plumbing, Automobile Mechanic, Solar/ Electrical Installations, Welding & Fabrication, Garment Making, Make-Up Art, Shoe and Leatherworks, Art, App Development, Graphics Design, Website Design, Robotics, and Cooking.
Peugeot Nigeria were called upon to partner with iCreate Skill Fest and is present at the iCreate Skills Competition where 6 participants are competing in the Automotive Technology Skills Category.
The skill competition showcases new technologies and best practices, designed to meet the skills demand of each region.
This is an innovative strategy to curb the high youth unemployment, promote skill excellence and prepare youths for jobs of the future. By rebranding vocational skills, iCreate Africa is addressing the negative societal perspective affecting the acceptance of technical skill trades while upgrading the value of skilled professions.
The competition is specially designed to project vocational skills in the mainstream and create opportunities for skilled artisans and professionals to showcase their skills for a chance to become iCreate Skill Champions representing Nigeria at the World Skills Competition in Kazan, Russia in August 2019.
The iCreate Skills Kaduna will close today, Saturday, April 27th, with the iCreate Skill Awards to celebrate the Northern talents.
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