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Training of Youths in Entrepreneurship/Vocational Skills of Fabric Dyeing in Bade Local Government Area, Yobe State, Nigeria (Published)

This study involves the training of some selected youths in Bade Local Government, Gashua, Yobe State on the vocational skills of tie and dye in other to reduce unemployment and poverty which has been the core problem affecting Yobe State especially as it is affected by the insurgency. Fifty (50) youths were trained; questionnaires were administered before and after the training for the purpose of data collection for this study. The results revealed that, 91.2% of the trainees/ respondents were interested in acquiring training skills on the vocation of tie and dye, and are ready to take it up as a business/source of livelihood. 95.8% of the trainees/respondents fall within the ages of 18-35 years, 70.8% of them were male, while 29.2% were female. 66.7% of the trainees/respondents were unemployed. The above figures showed that the youth needs vocational training skills not only in tie and dye, but also in other professions, in order to reduce unemployment and poverty which on the order hand will help to reduce all other social vices in the community. It is recommended that, the government, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), corporate organizations and individuals should invest in massive vocational training for the youths so as to produce quality entrepreneurs, tradesmen and professionals who have the technical frame work to start and successfully manage micro, small and medium enterprise respectively.          

Keywords: Bade local government area, Entrepreneurship, Nigeria, Training, Yobe State, Youths, fabric dyeing, vocational skills

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