Delta State Youth Empowerment Programme 2016


Applications are hereby invited from eligible unemployed youths (aged 18-35 years) of Delta State for enrolment into the Delta State Government 2016 Job Creation Scheme under the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) and Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP).

The skills/enterprises in the 2016 cycle and required qualifications are as follows:

A. Agriculture & agribusiness: crop production, livestock (piggery and poultry), fisheries and agroprocessing. Emphasis will be given to crop production and agroprocessing.

i. Minimum of WASSC. A diploma/degree in agricultural sciences will be an advantage.

B. ICTs services: computer hardware maintenance, smart phones, PC tablets and notes.

i. Minimum of OND in any field of engineering, computer science/computer technology or related courses.

C. Building and construction services: welding & fabrication, plumbing, electrical works, POP-interlocking-tiling, painting and masonry.

i. Minimum of WASSC.

D. Handicrafts: fashion design/dress-making and upholstery.

i. Minimum of WASSC.

E. Personal services: catering/confectionary/baking, decoration/event management, hair dressing/makeover.

i. Minimum of WASSC.

F. Audiovisual services: cinematography, light and sound technicians, audiovisual editors, set designers and production managers.

i. Minimum of OND.

Individual applications in more than one enterprise will be disqualified. Change of enterprise will not be allowed after enrolment.

Applicants should obtain and submit completed application forms via one of the following:

i. Online at our website
ii. Local Government Council Offices

iii. Members of House of Assembly/House of Representatives/Senate

iv. Job Creation Office, Illah/Anwai Road, Asaba.

In addition to completing and returning the application forms, applicants MUST provide a written undertaking that he/she is not currently employed, not enrolled as full-time student in any tertiary institution and has completed NYSC (for graduates only). The undertaking must be certified and signed by a senior government official or political leader.

The deadline for receipt of completed application forms is three weeks from the date of this announcement.

Please note that application forms are free of charge and that no fee is charged throughout the selection process.

For inquiries, please call any of our help lines: 09038610329; 08151123322; 08126277167 or email [email protected]

Prof. Eric Eboh
Chief Job Creation Officer
Governor’s Office, Asaba

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