Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Principal ,Bauchi Vocational Centre admonishes females to empower selves by accepting "males-dominated" professions

Mr Organiser Gbokiss, Principal of the Skills Upgrading and Vocational Centre of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity in Bauchi, has called for vigorous campaign to encourage women accept males-dominated professions.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Bauchi that such efforts must be geared towards changing their psyche to come to terms with present day economic realities
“There is nothing like jobs exclusively for men these days. Women delving into the so-called profession for men will help in their economic empowerment.

“We run training programmes here like mechanic, plumbing, welding and carpentry, among others, all of which are lucrative businesses but only males are interested.

“Females restrict themselves to tailoring, dress-making, catering, and other fields that are not very lucrative,” he lamented.

According to him, few females that have embraced males–dominated jobs, did not regret their “adventure”.
He advised females to take a cue from their male counterparts who had encroached into almost all professions regarded in the past as being solely for women.

“We have male caterers, hairdressers, cooks, among others. There is therefore nothing wrong in having female plumbers, mechanics and carpenters,” he argued.