Delta Government Trains and Empowers 250 Fashion Designers

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At least 250 people have been equipped with fashion design skills by the Delta State Government through its Skills and Entrepreneurship Education Program (STEP).

Organized by the state Office for Job and Wealth Creation, recipients who also collected starter kits were from all twenty-five local government areas in the state.

Addressing the participants of the Entrepreneurship and Business Management Training (EBMT) in Fashion Design and Tailoring held in Asaba, the Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer, Prof. Eric Ebo, revealed that with this, the state government has trained and established more than 6,000 unemployed youths in vocational and agricultural enterprises since 2015.

Professor Eboh pointed out that the training was organized to expose the beneficiaries to business management and entrepreneurship skills, while urging them to creatively tap into their hidden potentials to become successful entrepreneurs in the fashion industry. .

In his lectures titled “How to Start Your Business” and “How to Write a Business Plan”, resource person, Pastor Afolabi Adun, urged graduates to carry out a feasibility study/market survey on the business in order to to understand the best business environment before settling.

He instructed them to take customer service and good record keeping seriously at all times.

On her part, Executive Assistant to Governor Okowa/Coordinator, Delta-UNIDO Center & Export Initiative (DUCEI), Ms. Shimite Bello, said the state government has committed over N205 million to key sectors. , especially the fashion industry.

She urges attendees to prioritize effective marketing strategies to succeed in the industry inside and outside the state.

In his talk, “How to market and brand your fashion design and its products from a start-up”,
Ms Bello urged graduates to use their fashion skills as tools to become global entrepreneurs in the fashion market.

She pointed out that the end result and production of their productions would make them marketable in the global market, advising them to aspire to acquire more skills in order to achieve perfection in their finished products.

Along the same lines, Signature Secret Fashion School’s Chief Creative Officer, Dr. Oreva Okowa, advised graduates to carve out a place for themselves by identifying specific areas of expertise to set themselves apart from competitors.

She urged them to register their business early, design their business logo and label as a way to publicize their business.

Speaking separately, Ighomrore Evwikparobo (Uvwie LGA) and Iwhiwhu Onoriode (Ethiopia East) expressed their gratitude to the state government for the opportunity given to them to be enrolled in the scheme.

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