About 100 youth of Akwa Ibom have been fully sponsored by the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel for a training at Metallurgical Training Institute (MTI), Onitsha.
The 100 youth selected out of 190 candidates whose application forms were procured in November, 2020 by governor Emmanuel for entrance examination into the institute, depart the state later this week for the training.
The youth drawn from the 31 local government area of the state had in December 4th, 2020, departed Uyo for the entrance examination in December 5, 2020, concluded admission, documentation and medical processes through the supervising Ministry, the Ministry of Trade and Investment.
Speaking about the training, the Commissioner for the supervising Ministry, Prince Ukpong Akpabio hinted that 44 students will under National Diploma for two years while 56 students will get trained at MTI for a three years Diploma.
On selection process, Akpabio explained that information about the MTI training came shortly after application for Ibom 3000 project was announced and the first one hundred and nine applicants for Oil and Gas across the thirty one Local Government Areas were selected for the MTI entrance examination.
According to the Trade and Investment Boss, “like in the Ibom 3000 project, Governor Udom Emmanuel has again made a bold statement through the MTI scholarship that he is committed to human capacity development and ensuring that youths in the State are well equipped to feed job opportunities in the Ibom Deep seaport, OCP Africa $1.4bn Fertilizer Plant etc, and even outside the shores of the state.
“Empowering these one hundred Akwa Ibom youths means empowering one hundred families and even one hundred generations”, he added.
MTI is a foremost institution under the Ministry of Mines and Steel, saddled with the responsibility of training and development of Nigeria in areas like Mechanical Maintenance Engineering, Electrical Electronics Engineering, Steel Welding and Fabrication Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Heavy Mobile Equipment Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
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