By Kehinde Olatunji
The Lagos State government has stressed the need for instructors in Skill Acquisition Centres (SACs) to be abreast of modern technological trends.
This, the government said, would increas their productivity in the workplace.
Director of Skills Acquisition Development Unit, Joke Oshodi-Olasunkanmi, stated this at a programme, where 283 instructors of SACs were trained to be innovative and up-skilled in their delivery.
She stated that the training, which was organised by the Ministry Of Women Affairs And Poverty Alleviation, was important to produce proactive instructors that could withstand the characteristics of a 21st century mega economy status.
She said it would create a conducive learning environment for students, increase job satisfaction and morale of instructors, thereby improving productivity.
Oshodi-Olasunkanmi said the training was part of the state’s government’s quest to build capacity in order to gain and retain top talents that would help achieve the mandate of the ministry to reduce poverty by impacting lives of beneficiaries through skills acquisition and vocational training.
Furthermore, we all know that stress at work reduces productivity.
The Guardian reports that the instructors were lectured on Stress and Work Management, how to have a healthy lifestyle and how to be resilient in occupational hazards, among others.
She said: “By acquiring Vocational skills, this will aid development and enhance both people’s capacities to work and earn a living. Note also, is it equally important to update the instructors on how they could introduce creative and innovative ideas in their respective vocations taught to meet up with best practices.
“There’s no end to learning. No one is perfect and there is always a scope for improvement. Why are we training our instructors? As much as they need to know the vocation, that is, the subject matter they are teaching, they also need to know how to transfer that information to the students.
“The Training was organised to increase the knowledge of instructors and to educate them on how to create effective good teaching methods and relationship with students of our skills acquisition centers. The training was also necessary to enlighten instructors on how to be abreast of modern technological trends and meet up with the demands of 21st century.’ (Guardian)