Human Development, Key to Organizational Growth – ITF


The Industrial Training Fund, (ITF) has leverage on the efficiency of human development and capacity building as key to organizational growth and development in any nation.

The Executive Secretary, (ITF) Sir Joseph Ari represented by the Zonal Director, Information and Communication, Mr. Dickson Onuwa while speaking in Abuja on Tuesday at the Interactive Forum for ITF stakeholders stated that a robust and holistic employee development plan is needed for performance management that fosters a sustainable organization.

Sir Ari said that the workforce is the most valuable asset of any organization and how well an organization manages its people determines the extent of its success and growth.

“A robust and holistic employee development plan ensures requisite performance management that fosters a sustainable organization. Essentially, human resource development remains the key to sustainable organizational growth.” He added that it is in appreciation of the importance of the workforce, and in line with the mandate of ITF, which is the foremost Human Resource Development

Agency of the Federal Government works assiduously that the workforce of stakeholders in both the public and private sectors of the economy is equipped with the necessary skills for competency enhancement and organizational growth.

Similarly, Sir Ari stated that it is also for the same reason that the Fund develops and implements capacity building programmes aimed at enhancing professional development geared towards corporate goal achievement

“In an era where corporate giants have named sustainability as a key priority, it becomes necessary for organizations to engage in people centered development with appropriate strategies for performance management which provide the enablers for sustainable organizational growth.”

Speaking on the forum, Ari noted that it will provide participants the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss strategic roles of the ITF in facilitating corporate sustainability, adding a competitive edge to organizational bottom line.

Meanwhile, Ari noted that ITF ability to effectively actualize her mandate and develop the national economy depends on the active collaboration of all with such synergy, our task of discharging our vast and challenging mandate will be made much easier.

According to Ari, the ITF overtime has been involved in technical and vocational skills training and wealth creation with a view to reducing youth unemployment across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria.

“The flagship of these special intervention programmes is the National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP), a skills acquisition programme through which the ITF has trained over 100,000 Nigerian youths.

The programme in its 8th phase is currently in the Entrepreneurial Development Stage in its skills training and empowerment of 11,100 youths (300 in each of the thirty six states and the FCT) in various trade areas.

“Thus, the ITF is taking giant strides at ensuring the reduction of youth and women unemployment in Nigeria.” He added.

– Kenny Folarin


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