The Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies (CENTS), Professor Femi Onifade, has called on trainers of the various vocational skills to give in their best while imparting knowledge on the trainees under the Centre’s Skills Acquisition Scheme.

Professor Onifade made this call during a two-day Train-the-Trainers Workshop tagged,Trainers, Assessors and Verifier (TAV) in Vocation, Entrepreneurship and Skills (VES), organised by CENTS. He noted that the programme was developed because of the need to put quality into the Centre’s activities and to inculcate quality into the trainees of various vocations. On the rise of the unemployment level in the country, the Director called on parents to engage their children with various activities that would make them self-reliant in future.

The Resource Person for the workshop, Mr. Olaosebikan Olayide, stated that the main objective of the TAV programme was to create an alternative curriculum in Vocations Entrepreneurship and Skills (VES), as well as the Trainers, Assessors and Verifiers (TAS) applications in the various industries.

At the end of the workshop, Mr. Destiny Onyeamasiefe, Chief Executive Officer of Derric Photography, said it was highly educative, informative and interesting. He described photography as a vocation that demands creativity and capable of reducing unemployment. Another participant, Mrs. Chi Olajide, who runs Cakeville, a confectionary outfit, lauded the University for organising the workshop, which she acknowledged as having gone a long way in preparing them for a successful entrepreneurial life.