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NextGen Crafters: Empowering youths in furniture making

NextGen Crafters: Empowering youths in furniture making

Every home in Nigeria needs one piece of furniture or the other, there is hardly a home without furniture.

The demand for furniture makes the business a lucrative one. However, there needs to be deliberate efforts to train young people in the craft of furniture making to meet growing demand.

While the economy may be harsh to many, experts have said training young Nigerians in furniture making would help reduce unemployment in Nigeria.

Producing high-quality furniture that can stand the test of time, making our pricing very affordable for all, bringing up contemporary and unique designs, providing sales promo during festive periods, these and many more are the strategies that can be used to break even in the industry.

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As part of unlocking the wealth of the furniture business NextGen Crafters in collaboration with Jaebee Furniture set out to empower youth to learn the craft of furniture making in Lagos.

According to Joy Shittu Igbodike, CEO of Jaebee Furniture, “We are Calling young people who would like to be furniture makers! Jaebee Furniture Training Academy in collaboration with Tetfund Centre for Excellence, Skills and Sustainable Development is pleased to announce the launch of ‘NextGen Crafters.

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A training initiative aimed at individuals between the ages of 17 and 25. This program has been carefully designed to bridge the skills gap in the furniture industry in Nigeria, by providing training in wood machining and furniture installation. “By participating in this program you’ll have the opportunity to embark on a career path while empowering yourself economically,” Igbodike said.

She said applications for this program will be accepted until November 30 2023.