Rotary Club of Isolo has trained no fewer than 100 residents of Isolo LCDA as well as students from Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH) and three other schools in vocations and skill development.
The club’s president, Dr. Atilade Oshoniyi, during the event held at Isolo Multi-Purpose Hall recently, explained that the vocational training, skill development and service awards were three pillars for building a strong workforce and thriving economy.
The beneficiaries were trained in soap and air freshener making, while meritorious award plaques and cash were given to nurses from Isolo General Hospital.
He said: “Vocational training equips individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform specific jobs, while skill development refers to the process of acquiring new skills and building on existing ones.
“Today’s training focuses on soap making and fragrance training for over 100 participants randomly chosen from Isolo community to develop their skills and empower them economically.
“Service awards were also given to motivate the beneficiaries and create a positive work culture aimed at fostering a sense of loyalty among employees.”
Vice President, Rotary Club of Isolo, Abimbola Oseni, who stood in for Oshoniyi, noted that about 70 per cent of the beneficiaries were ready to start their businesses, adding that the club would support those that solicited financial assistance. She charged them to make good use of the privilege they had to improve their standard of living.
The trainer, Petcom Chief Consultant, Associate Professor of Economics at Crawford University, Mrs. Comfort Amere, said the training would enable beneficiaries to start their own businesses with N10,000 to N15,000 and reduce the number of people in the labour market.
In another development, the leader of Rotaract Club of Isolo Metropolitan and Rotaract Club of Isolo announced plans to organise similar programmes.
The programme is scheduled to hold at Metropolitan College, Isolo, on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.