The administration of the Nimba County Community College has disclosed plan for the introduction of technical and vocational studies at the college.
Speaking to The NewDawn Nimba Correspondent, the President of the Nimba Community College, Dr. Yar Donlah-Gonway- Gono, said the objective of the program is to provide opportunity for all academically abandoned, isolated youths and young adults to recover, restructure and restore their lives to wholesomeness by accessing technical, vocational and professional education in the college.
Dr. Gono said the initiative is also aimed at restoring and rebuilding capacities of young Liberians, particularly the people of Nimba County.
She pointed out that the establishment of a technical and vocational program at the college would enable students and others to have a place where they can be practically and professionally educated.
According to her, the program will enhance technical and vocational education in the county in creating middle-level technicians to fulfill the requisite employment required for development and growth of the Liberian economy.
For her part, the Vice President for Administration of the college, Daiba Tozay, said the vision for the technical and vocational studies program is to establish a leading technical institution in Liberia that offers highly qualified career-oriented, vocational and technical education for national development.
Madam Tozay added that technical and vocational studies will help to produce adequate, proficient and qualified middle-level technicians, increase human resource development, and empower Liberian youths with needed skills as well as encourage more Liberians to enroll in technical and vocational disciplines, among others.
She said the skills training program will target students from grade 9th thru 12th grade, motorcyclists, teen moms or teen parents, single moms, single fathers, street girls and boys, elderly women and men, as well as distracted and unreached youths and adults, among others.