Building on its mission to improve the local economy by creating a skilled and experienced workforce, the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, (LSETF), through its Employability Support Project, has commenced free skills training for the first batch of beneficiaries in the state. Launched in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, the employability support project provides six to eight weeks of vocational training to Lagos residents between the ages of 18 and 35 years. The project aims to empower its beneficiaries with industry relevant skills which would improve their chances of gaining employment. The Executive Secretary, (LSETF), Akintunde Oyebode, explained the role of the project in addressing unemployment in the state, while also creating active youths that can contribute to the socio-economic development of their communities.