The first day of the second term in office of the Director General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Sir Joseph N. Ari, KSM, KSS commenced with the implementation of the Second Phase of the ITF Reviewed Vision which includes strategies for Mandate Actualization – a “100% homegrown program. ”
According to the DG, it is targeted at rectifying the pitfalls that were observed in the implementation of the first phase of the program, while seeking to build on the achievements of the first phase and support the initiatives of the Federal Government to focus on nine (9) key areas of the Fund’s activities namely: Direct Training Services, Revenue Generation and Sustainable Funding, Resource Utilization, Special Intervention Programmes, Human Capital Development, Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), Research and Development, Automation of Business Processes and other programmes/services.
In its proposed vision, the ITF seeks the following;
1. To be the leading skills training organisation in nigeria and one of the best in the world.
2. To be the leading human capital development organisation in nigeria and one of the best in the
While its proposed mission will be
1. To set, regulate training standards and provide human capital development interventions using a corps of highly competent professionals.
2. To set, regulate training standards and provide need-based human capital development interventions using a corps of highly competent professionals in line with global best practices.
It would be recalled that Sir Joseph Ari was first appointed as the DG of ITF in 2016 and served for four years. His reappointment by President Buhari takes effect from September 26, 2020.