PIND is a Nigerian non-profit Foundation established in 2010 with initial funding by Chevron Corporation to support a portfolio of socio-economic development programs for Nigeria’s Niger Delta in order to improve standards of living of communities in the region. PIND supports projects in collaboration with a diverse range of donor partners including bilateral and multi-lateral aid agencies, federal and state government agencies in Nigeria, private companies and foundations.
In response to the challenge posed by the very high rates of unemployment or underemployment in the Niger Delta, particularly amongst the youth population, PIND after the Niger Delta Youth Employment Pathways (NDYEP) Project commenced the implementation of the Delta Youth Employment Program (YEP) in Delta State in the last quarter of 2020 with a Labour Market Assessment (LMA).
The Program seeks to map the ecosystem of skills development, analyze opportunities for employment creation and develop models of youth job readiness or workforce development that will provide disadvantaged young men and women in Delta State the opportunity to secure sustainable jobs and enterprises. Our approach involves innovative and quality training that prepares selected youth with market-relevant skills and support their transitioning into waged employment or self-employment/entrepreneurship. Technical training will be in target sectors of Agriculture, Construction, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Services.
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