First batch of SKYE fund sponsored students graduated at ITC

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

At least thirty-two students who form the first batch of sponsored students under the European Union funded Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) SKYE funds project have graduated at Insight Training Center (ITC) on Saturday after a six-month training.

The students graduated in different skills ranging from solar and electrical installation, plumbing, tailoring, catering, architectural draftsmanship, construction and journalism.

Board chairman of ITC  Saikou Dibba encourage the graduates to take the journey of life with seriousness, telling them to use the skills they gained with determination and discipline to achieve their dreams.

Principal Ismaila Ceesay said the first batch of skills training started with one hundred and thirty two students on October 1, 2018, for six months intensive training course including 3 months industrial attachment.

He congratulated the graduates for successfully completing their training and implore on them to make best use of the skills learnt so as to be proud citizens of the country, saying ITC’s mission in its 20 years of existence is to provide quality, affordable, relevant and easily accessible skills training for Gambians, particularly for young people to be employed or be self- employed by using their skills.

YEP project manager Raimund Moser said this is the first project they signed with Gambia’s current government, saying that the commitment of the government is growing stronger.

Mr. Moser encouraged the graduates to have vision and plans and focus in whatever they venture into. “You have to also take risk and determination to gain success in life.”

Author: Sanna Jallow