The United States of America (USA) based International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) has greeted Dr. Benjamin Onoriode Irikefe, author of the ‘Handbook of Skill Acquisition Training and Empowerment Programmes’, on the book’s approval by the Federal Government.
A statement by the Regional Vice President, East and West Africa, Sorumu Igberadja, expressed support and satisfaction for ‘a job well done’. He also promised to ensure the book is popularised all over the world.
The government had approved the handbook for use by tertiary institutions, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Military and Security Agencies, and for general entrepreneurial studies.
The statement reads: “On behalf of the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA), I congratulate and appreciate you on the deserved endorsement of your book by the Federal Government, through the Nigerian Educational Research Development Council (NERDC). The association has been following up on your tireless and pioneering efforts in the field of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) that has climaxed in the publication of the “Handbook of Skill Acquisition Training and Empowerment Programmes.
“We salute your doggedness in your quest to professionalise and promote the domain of skill acquisition training and empowerment into a respectable area of study. Despite the daunting challenges you must have faced, we urge you never to rest on your oars.”
IVETA is the umbrella organisation encompassing all institutions, corporate organisations, individuals and other entities connected with technical, vocational education and training programmes all over the world.