The Edo State Government through the Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) has said it will partner with experienced fashion designers in the state to boost skills development in the fashion industry.
Managing Director of EdoJobs, Ukinebo Dare, in a chat with journalists in Benin City, said the partnership is aimed at boosting job creation opportunities for youths in the state.
According to her, the state government is exploring different avenues to drive growth and development that would benefit more youths in the state.
She urged interested experienced fashion designers residing in the three senatorial districts of the state “to take hold of this opportunity to become major players in skills development and youth empowerment in their communities.
“The fashion designers must be resident in Edo North, Edo South or Edo Central and must possess a minimum of five sewing machines, in addition to having a shop or workspace (not within the residential apartment) to accommodate five trainees.”
Dare added that the workspace must be easily accessible, noting that the experienced fashion designers must show evidence of conducting previous training and demonstrate willingness to provide after-training mentorship to the trainees.
“We welcome the submission of proposals in person to Edo Innovates Hub at 59 I.C.E Road, off Wire Road, Benin City,” she noted.