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Trainings and further education

Vocational qualification and social support - Stable, Train and Empower Me (STEM)

Returnees are offered individual economic reintegration assistance through the provision of vocational skills trainings and business start-up support.

The vocational skills trainings include:

  • Textile and Fashion Design Training – 12 Weeks, plus start-up tools
  • Hairdressing Training – 8 Weeks, plus start-up tools
  • Poultry Farming Training – 2 Weeks, plus start-up tools
  • Fish Farming Training – 2 weeks, plus start-up tools
  • Soap Making and Fragrance Production – 1 week, plus start-up tools
  • Photography and Video Production – 8 weeks, plus start-up tools
  • Catering Services – 4 weeks, plus start-up tools
  • ICT and Hardware Repair – 6 weeks, plus start-up tools
  • Web Design – 5 weeks, plus start-up tools
  • Graphic Design – 8 weeks, plus start-up tools

Additionally, social support is offered which includes:

  • Psychosocial support
  • Provision of short- and longer-term accommodation for returnees for a maximum of 3 months

You can receive more information at the Nigerian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration.

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Training courses on fish farming

Aquatic Hub Afrique Network (AHAN) offers training on the breeding and production of fish.

There are theoretical and practical courses in the following areas:

  • producing various things like fibreglass fish tanks, fishing nets, smoking ovens, mobile cooling containers
  • filleting fish
  • breeding ornamental fish
  • packaging techniques for the export of ornamental fish
  • design and construction of aquariums.

The training courses are for:

  • newcomers to the sector
  • small farmers
  • young people
  • women
  • businesses.

The courses last between 1 and 6 months. You will have to pay a fee for the courses. The costs depend on the length of the course. For more information, please call Steve Okeleji or send an email.

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Courses for work on building sites

Skytraine International Limited offers a range of training courses in welding and construction. For example:

  • welding (for example pipeline or underwater welding)
  • industrial electrical
  • operating a crane.

There are training courses in Lagos and Port Harcourt. There are short courses that last 2 to 6 months. Longer courses last a year.

The training courses are available to everyone.

You will have to pay a fee for the courses. The costs depend on the length of the course.

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Training courses and skills development

The Field of Skills and Dreams (FSD) offers a wide range of training courses.

You can take a number of different courses. For example:

  • fashion and textile design
  • hotel management and catering
  • hairdressing and cosmetology
  • decoration
  • web and graphic design
  • information technology
  • electrical installation
  • maintenance
  • solar installation
  • furniture craft.

Please see the website for the whole range of courses.

The courses last between 3 weeks and 1 year.

You will have to pay a fee for the courses.

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Training courses in agriculture

The Dominican Centre for Human Resources Development (DCHRD) offers training courses in agriculture.

You can take a range of courses, for example:

  • crop production
  • animal husbandry
  • aquaculture (fish farming)
  • processing.

The courses last between 3 weeks and 6 months. The courses are open to anyone who would like to learn something about agriculture.

You will have to pay a fee for the courses.

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Training courses and learning to read

The Lagos State Skill Acquisition Centres offer courses in various fields. You can train in:

  • hairdressing
  • cosmetology
  • textile design
  • catering
  • hotel management
  • aluminium processing
  • photography
  • welding
  • adult literacy.

The courses last 1 to 6 months. There are no particular requirements. Anyone can take part.

There are a number of offices throughout Nigeria. You can find the addresses and telephone numbers on the website.

You will have to pay a fee for the courses.

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Training courses for unemployed people

The Lagos State Employability Support Project (LSETF) offers various training courses.

The project is for young men and women. The following conditions apply:

  • You are between 18 and 35 years old.
  • You are unemployed.
  • You live in Lagos State.

Courses are available in the following fields:

  • construction (for example as an electrician or mason)
  • garment making
  • hospitality
  • tourism
  • entertainment
  • health care.

The courses last 6 to 8 weeks. There are training centres in different towns and cities in Lagos State. You can find the addresses and contact information on the website. You can also call on the phone.

The courses are free of charge.

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