Call for Applications: Federal Government SkillUp Artisans (SUPA) Training Program for 10 Million Artisans

Federal Government SkillUp Artisans (SUPA) Training Program for 10 Million Artisans

The SkillUp Africa SUPA program is a major initiative launched by the Nigerian government’s Industrial Training Fund (ITF). It aims to address the growing skills gap in the artisan sector by empowering, training, and licensing 10 million young Nigerians.

The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) have launched a transformative initiative known as Skill-Up Artisans (SUPA). SUPA is consistent with global employment trends that have shifted as a result of technology’s transformation of many industries.

The preference for white-collar jobs has led to a shortage of qualified Nigerian artisans. SUPA aims to reverse this trend.

SUPA is a comprehensive initiative aimed at aiding quality service delivery through the certification and licensing of artisans to promote the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Skillup SUPA Training Program Objectives

  1. To identify, register and categorise artisans across the different sectors of the economy.
  2. To provide comprehensive Industry 4.0 compliant and certified training programs, including health and safety programmes for various trades such as carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical work, and many more.
  3. To enable artisans access essential tools, equipment and funds to expand their trades.
  4. To ensure Nigerian artisans are certified, licensed and operate using standardised methods and practices.
  5. To enhance employment opportunities for artisans in local and international markets.

Skillup SUPA Training Program Eligibility :

  1. Be a Nigerian
  2. Be ready to acquire any one of the skills offered by the program
  3. Be available to participate in the program till the end

Key aspects of SUPA:

  1. Focus on tech-enabled skills: The program recognizes the increasing importance of technology in various trades. By equipping artisans with these skills, SUPA aims to improve their efficiency and service quality.
  2. Addressing the artisan shortage: The preference for white-collar jobs has led to a decline in skilled artisans in Nigeria. SUPA aims to reverse this trend by making the artisan professions more attractive and rewarding.
  3. Promoting industry standards: SUPA’s training and certification process will ensure that artisans meet industry standards, leading to better quality services and client satisfaction.
  4. Supporting small and medium businesses: By creating a pool of qualified and certified artisans, SUPA can indirectly contribute to the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that rely on their services.

Benefits of Skillup SUPA Training Program

  1. The SUPA Training Program aims to up-skill, license, and empower 10 million artisans in Nigeria.
  2. The program will also grant artisans full access to essential toolkits, and promoting industry standard excellence.

The Skill-Up Artisans Programme courses by Federal Government and Industrial Training Fund (ITF) include (but aren’t limited) to the following;

  1. Crop production
  2. Poultry
  3. Farming
  4. Scaffolding
  5. Garment making
  6. Tiling
  7. Plumbing
  8. Welding
  9. Auto mobile
  10. Pop
  11. Domestic installations
  12. Masonry
  13. Cutting and sewing
  14. Embroidery and sewing
  15. Iron reinforcement
  16. Welding etc

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