By Favour Nnabugwu
In line with its desire of being a one-stop skills training solution for greater productivity and employability, the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has commenced a bread production training programme.
Speaking on behalf of the Director General of the Industrial Training Fund, Prof. Longmas Wapmuk, Training Manager of the Model Skills Training Centre of the Industrial Trainng Fund, Mr. Danjuma Abeku, stressed that the training programme is designed for people planning to establish or start-up a business venture in the production and sales of bread.
“Those in paid-employment and are considering a pre-retirement plan for a bread production outfit are invited to participate,” he added.
At the end of the two weeks training, participants are expected to be able to identify raw materials used for production/making of varieties of bread brands; weigh/mix raw materials/ingredients for production of various bread brands; set-up baking equipment/utensils and bake bread rolls to be required for finish product; package products/bread ready for distribution in accordance with specifications; apply appropriate health and safety regulations in bread production; and acquire entrepreneurship skills and maintain accurate accounts records of business transactions.
He stressed that the training methodology which would include instructions, individual practical, group practical and industrial attachment, is greatly enriched with necessary demonstrations and business skills to enable participants acquire holistic approach for starting and running a successful small business.
The first batch of trainees is expected to commence classes on October 15.
The focus of the Industrial training Fund (ITF) is create an enabling environment for the industries to succeed in the face of threatening economic meltdown.
One of the major principles needed by industrialists and investment gurus to succeed in the current situation is quality training that will equip the employees with new skills, competencies and techniques.
If you hire and keep good employees, it is good policy to invest in the development of their skills, so as to increase their productivity.It has therefore become necessary for ITF to evolve new areas of approach to enhance the relevance and quality required of industry and entrepreneurship.
New competencies were developed in many areas including Vocational and Technical training, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Entrepreneurship Development.
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ITF commences bread production training