There had been frequent reports of mishap in various works of life in the State as a result of human errors due to artisans not having in-depth knowledge of prescribed standards in their various trades. Artisans are over 90% of workforce in factories, constructions sites, workshops, saloon etc. in the State.
Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation and Industry is in partnership with Lagos State Technical and Vocational Board (LASTVEB)to run this capacity building programmes for practicing artisans.
LASTVEB is charged among other responsibilities, to prescribe standard skills to be attained and continues to review such standards as may be necessitated by current technological trends and the peculiar needs of the State in all trades.
To actualize the mandate of the visionary government in providing high-quality world-class technical skills to the large pool of Artisans/Craftsmen and skilled workforce in the informal sector of the State.
The Skill competence programme is for one hundred and twenty hours (120hrs)
The training runs concurrently in the five (5) Government Technical Colleges.