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Federal Government SkillUp Artisans (SUPA) Training Program for 10 Million Artisans

Federal Government SkillUp Artisans (SUPA) Training Program for 10 Million Artisans

The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) have launched a transformative initiative known as Skill-Up Artisans (SUPA).

The SkillUp Africa SUPA training program aims to empower, train, and license 10 million young artisans using tech-enabled skills to promote industry standard excellence.

SUPA is consistent with global employment trends that have shifted as a result of technology’s transformation of many industries.

The preference for white-collar jobs has led to a shortage of qualified Nigerian artisans. SUPA aims to reverse this trend.

SUPA is a comprehensive initiative aimed at aiding quality service delivery through the certification and licensing of artisans to promote the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises.


  1. To identify, register and categorise artisans across the different sectors of the economy.
  2. To provide comprehensive Industry 4.0 compliant and certified training programs, including health and safety programmes for various trades such as carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical work, and many more.
  3. To enable artisans access essential tools, equipment and funds to expand their trades.
  4. To ensure Nigerian artisans are certified, licensed and operate using standardised methods and practices.
  5. To enhance employment opportunities for artisans in local and international markets.

Eligibility :

  • Be a Nigerian
  • Be ready to acquire any one of the skills offered by the program
  • Be available to participate in the program till the end

Benefits of Skillup SUPA Training Program

  • The SUPA Training Program aims to up-skill, license, and empower 10 million artisans in Nigeria.
  • The program will also grant artisans full access to essential toolkits, and promoting industry standard excellence.

The Skill-Up Artisans Programme courses by Federal Government and Industrial Training Fund (ITF) include (but aren’t limited) to the following;

  • Crop production
  • Poultry
  • Farming
  • Scaffolding
  • Garment making
  • Tiling
  • Plumbing
  • Welding
  • Auto mobile
  • Pop
  • Domestic installations
  • Masonry
  • Cutting and sewing
  • Embroidery and sewing
  • Iron reinforcement
  • Welding etc


Get more details HERE

Register for the program HERE