The long term development and sustenance of our economy is dependent on the quantity and quality of its labour force especially in the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) sector. TVET holds the key to Abia State’s ability to harness its vast human and natural potential that will lead to increase in internally generated revenue (IGR), technological development, local and international relevance and the ability to compete effectively in the world market.
The Governor of Abia State has developed a blue print for the development of Abia State centered on 5 pillars –
Apart from reviving the existing industry and commerce in the state, there are plans underway to establish an industrial city.
The current educational system in the state needs support to produce the requisite human resources to sustain this vision.
It is important that Abia state indigenes are trained and/or retrained to enable them fit into the various positions that will become available as the Governor’s vision is being actualised.
Employment (E4E) programme is being established by local and international experts to develop the Human Resource Capital of Abia State in line with international best practices.
E4E aims to provide education and support that leads directly to public, private or self-employment through planned linkages with industries and other stakeholders.