The Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB), has entered into a partnership agreement with the SLOT Foundation and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Organisationen (GIZ) towards the training of youths in Software and Hardware Service Engineering across the State.
The Executive Secretary of LASTVEB, Ms. Moronke Azeez, stated that the Board is focused on public-private partnerships with notable organisations to achieve the Lagos State T.H.E.M.E.S. Development Agenda.
She asserted that the tripartite partnership aims to develop the skills of interested youths in software and hardware engineering in computers and any technical skills.
Ms. Azeez explained that the partnership between LASTVEB, GIZ and SLOT, is expected to commence in April.
She said it has been in the works for six months to ensure that the curriculum and training to be delivered meets global best standards and the 21st-century industry requirements.
The Executive Secretary explained that LASTVEB created the Skills for Work programme.
This is a short term vocational training programme to equip youths between 15 and 24 years old with viable skills for immediate employment.
She stressed that one of the objectives is to deliver employable skills to Lagos citizens as it oversees technical and vocational education in the State.
He noted that there are five technical colleges across the State consisting of over 8,000 students between the ages of 15 and 18 years old.
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The law to establish the LASTVEB was passed by the State’s House of Assembly in the year 2009.
The bill was signed into law by Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola on June 13, 2009.
The board commenced activities in May 2010.
LASTVEB has the responsibility of overseeing the five technical colleges and other vocational centers spread over all the local government areas in the state.q