In a bid to align with global trends and produce craftsmen who are technologically certified, the Ogun State Government is set to establish a tech-portal for artisans across the State for easy accessibility by interested industrial concerns.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Technical Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa stated this during the inauguration of executives of Coalition of Ogun Technicians, Artisans and Craftsmen (COSTAC), at the June 12 Cultural center, Kuto, Abeokuta.
Prof. Odemuyiwa said the coalition was borne out of the urge to get all artisans and technicians certified and registered, saying accredited training centers would be created and manned by them to train students.
In his goodwill message, a special guest, Hon. Kehinde Odeleye, enjoined the artisans to be united and encourage more youths on skill acquisition programme, appreciating the State government for giving priority to technical and vocational education.
In his remark, the Chairman, COSTAC, Mr. Taiwo Lasisi lauded the State government for bringing them together under a platform, imploring government to assist aged artisans and technicians in securing Federal Government’s micro pension plan for informal workers.