By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh
GERMAN RUKEVWE of the 2017/2018 Cycle hails from Ethiope East Local Government Area. Rukevwe German holds an HND in Electrical Electronics Engineering. He was trained and established in ICT Services by the Delta State Government under its Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP.)
Barely four years after, Rukevwe has made progress and has diversified into other businesses to enjoy multiple streams of income. As the CEO of Big GG Communication in Warri, he is an Electrical Engineer, Information and Communication Technologist, laptop/mobile phone technician, accessories merchant, an instructor, a trainer, an employer and a point of sales (POS) agent to Zenith Bank.
“I am where I am because of the training I received from job creation STEP. I now have a rented apartment; I no longer live with my parents. I am now married and I take care of my family adequately well .
“I have trained three persons; one was for free. I am a graphic designer too; I repair laptops and mobile phones, have three POS centers, sell accessories and an instructor at Complete Computer Technology. The patronage is good. My vision is to own a computer training institute.
“The job creation programme is one of the best things that happened to me. The programme is very credible. I saw it online. I applied and got it without knowing anyone. I pray it continues and that governors after Senator Okowa will continue with the vision. I see it as a generational vision.”