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 – 

  • Agriculture
  • Commerce
  • Oil & Gas
  • Industry
  • Education

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.

Core Missions
  1. Assess the current systems and services in place for TVET and Youth Development
  2. Develop a short, medium and long term strategic plan to manage expectations and meet identified needs
  3. Bridge the gap between educational institutions and the industry in Abia state through effective employer engagement strategies and development of fit-for-purpose curricula
  4. Re-establish technical and vocational trades in the Technical Colleges and ensure National Board for Technical Education accreditation.
  5. Provide institutional capacity-building in the technical and vocational education institutions
  6. Increase the relevance of our TVET in the local industry in particular and the state in general
  7. Create and manage Business Development Centres (entrepreneurship hubs) in the 17 Local Governments in Abia State
  8. Provide initial and on-going support for entrepreneurs to ensure successful outcomes
  9. Provide technical, vocational and entrepreneurship training for 100,000 youths in 4 years
  10. Promote Technical and Vocational Education through public awareness campaigns
  11. Source local and international funding for these projects
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