Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) is about training and establishment of youths in preferred skills. The training platforms are three:
The programme is designed to equip youths with vocational and technical skills for self-employment.
Computer Hardware Repairs;
Catering and Confectionary;
Electrical Installation and Repairs;
Decoration and Event Management;
Plaster of Paris (POP);
Vulcanizing and Weaving.
Unemployed youths aged 18 - 35years.
The selection process is conducted by an interview team with professional assistance of consultants, based on clear terms of reference. The mix shall include 75% on merit and 25% on recommendation. The selection of the 25% recommended candidates will also be subject to screening and proper selection process for fit.
The distribution of trainees will depend on capacity of the following institutions.
The Office of the Chief Job Creation Officer was created as a special purpose vehicle for the actualisation of job and wealth creation under the S.M.A.R.T agenda. The job and wealth creation scheme has been tagged OkowaPlus.