Centre trains 15 women in Jigawa in ITC, marketable skills

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Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)
Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) says it has commenced a three-week training for 15 women in Jigawa on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and other marketable skills.

The state’s programme Coordinator of the Centre, Malam Ali Sabo, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Dutse.

According to him, the exercise is being conducted under the centre’s Digital Livelihood for Young Women.

Sabo noted that the training, which began on Sept. 16, was designed to equip the women with ITC and other marketable skills.

He explained that the overall objective of the training was to provide real world practical training in ICT tools that would empower young women to enable them work in the ICT industry.

He added that it was also meant to assist them to start up micro-enterprises that would add value to their respective communities.

The coordinator added that the beneficiaries would be trained on blogging, use of graphic apps for events, weddings, digital video and photographic applications.

He added that they would also trained in mobile phone applications for micro-enterprises, among others.

“Digital Livelihood for Young Women is a CITAD’s initiative designed to provide ICT training and marketable skills for young women.

“The curriculum include training on blogging such as WordPress, the use of graphic apps for events, weddings, digital video and photographic applications, mobile phone/GSM applications for micro-enterprises and other applications.

“The objective is to provide real world, practical training in ICT tools that will empower young women work in the ICT industry and to start micro-enterprises that will add value to their communities,” the coordinator said.

According to him, the long-term goal is to boost the capacity of Nigerian women in a bid to actively participate in the Nigerian economy.

The centre had in July 2019, trained 24 female students of tertiary institutions in the state on how to report Gender Based Violence Online (GBVO).(NAN)

-Sep 24, 2019 @ 14:23 GMT |

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