The Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Warri in Delta State, has flagged off a three-month training programme on computer skills for 57 youths from 24 Urhobo kingdoms in the state.
The Institute’s Acting Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Henry Adimula, who disclosed the kick off the capacity building programme, said the funding of the training estimated at about N4 million would be sourced from the institution’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
Adimula said the programme was one of the components of the school’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) to its host communities.
He advised the trainees to avail themselves the opportunity created by the capacity building initiative to sharpen their ICT skills and ultimately be among the key players in the global information technology-driven world.
The Principal said: “This training programme on computer competence skills acquisition for youths in the Urhobo kingdom is 100 per cent PTI’s corporate social responsibility to its immediate host communities geared towards equipping the youths with skills on information technology in the digital business and e transact age.”
In his remarks during the flagging off of the training, the Dean Faculty of Arts, Delta State University, Professor Sunny Awhefeada, urged the trainees to take the programme seriously, stressing that it will expose them to a wide range of opportunities in the increasingly changing new digital world order.