The Vocational Skills Development programme is one of the Directorate’s job creation programmes primarily concerned with bequeathing productive, functional and marketable skills to the unemployed. The skills acquisition intervention, introduced as a novel approach in combating mass unemployment, has remained a veritable tool since the inception of NDE in 1987.
Special Public Works Department is one of the four (4) core programmes of the NDE. It seeks to identify and exploit employment opportunities that abound in the public works sector by organizing the skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled persons that are unemployed to carry out utility, environmental, infrastructural development and sanitation works. The programme promotes mass employment strategies through the attachment of qualified graduates to willing employers of labour for skills upgrading during which permanent employment or self-employment may be secured.
The Small Scale Enterprises (SSE) programme is one of the four core programme of the NDE designed to inculcate in the unemployed Nigerian graduates and other interested persons, the spirit of entrepreneurship, creativity and self-reliance with a view to assisting them set up their own businesses in order to create employment for themselves and other Nigerians.
The Rural Employment Promotion is one of the core programme departments of the National Directorate of Employment charged with designing schemes to combat mass unemployment in the area of agriculture and its value chain putting into consideration the declining interest of youth in the agricultural sector.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) was established in November 1986. It began operations fully in January 1987. The birth of the Directorate was predicated on the effects of the economic recession…read more