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CITAD in Kano State has taken strides to empower Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) by imparting valuable soft skills to enhance their employability

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in Kano State has taken strides to empower Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) by imparting valuable soft skills to enhance their employability. This initiative was undertaken today, Wednesday.

Speaking on behalf of CITAD’s Executive Director, Mr. Buhari Abba highlighted the project’s objective of narrowing the employment gap for PWDs and furnishing them with essential skills to thrive in professional settings.

“The primary goal of this endeavor is to tackle unemployment issues in Kano state, particularly by creating opportunities for individuals with special needs and arming them with pertinent skills. We recognize that unemployment often stems from a lack of relevant skills.”

Mr. Abba emphasized that the workshop focused on equipping participants with fundamental soft skills including communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking. These competencies are vital for success in any field and will enable PWDs to compete effectively in the job market.

“This program holds significant importance as it will equip our youth with the ability to assess organizations or institutions, understand recruiters’ expectations regarding skills and attributes, anticipate interview queries, and master effective approaches to answering various interview questions.”

During the workshop, CITAD’s PWDs Coordinator, Malam Hamza Aminu Fagge, lauded CITAD’s commitment to empowering PWDs, expressing optimism about the transformative impact this initiative could have on their lives.

“By furnishing them with essential skills and resources, CITAD is enabling PWDs to realize their full potential and make meaningful contributions to society.”

The workshop featured presentations by Malam Ahmadu Adamu, Business Manager at Kano ICS office, who covered essential skills for launching a career and excelling in job interviews, and Dr. Bashir Abdulhameed from Jigawa State Polytechnic, who discussed online job search tools, community support, and effective job placement strategies.

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