US Consulate trains Enugu women in automobile refurbishment
Written by on April 1, 2022
The United States of America Consulate in Nigeria is currently training no less than 30 women apprentices in the trade of automobile refurbishment in Enugu.
Commissioning the launch of AutoEase Women Training & Mentorship Project (AWTM), an exclusive free women training programme in association with the United States African Development Foundation, USADF, in Enugu, the US Consulate Public Affairs Officer, Mr Stephen Ibelli said that the interest of the consulate was that one of the policy goals of the US government in Nigeria was the promotion of entrepreneurship, particularly in women.
The project was created for women living in Enugu State with an interest in Automobile Refurbishment, Auto Upholstery Works and Detailing and to give women more opportunities and networks in the fast-growing Automobile Refurbishment Industry.
Head of the trainers and CEO of AutoEase, Mrs Oby Okeke said that some of the ladies already trained in trade in collaboration with the Enugu state SME have started their self practices, while others were retained as employees of the company and have all been doing well.
She noted that the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs is a platform where women in business are coached and mentored on skills and has been vital in helping women start up their own businesses after training.