NetcoDietsmann in collaboration with the Nigerian Agip Oil Company Ltd (NAOC) and the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB), recently concluded the training of ten (10) unemployed Nigerian young people in different engineering skill sets.
This local training and employment initiative are part of Dietsmann’s corporate social responsibility policy to support local communities and focus on knowledge sharing.
Indeed, this training aims to provide young Nigerians with the necessary skills to become valuable professionals in the country’s power sector.
The training lasted twelve (12) months with monthly stipends covering transportation, food and other expenses that were paid to the trainees. The training covered the following areas: Engineering principles; Maintenance of Electrical Equipment and Systems; Mechatronics Systems Principles & Fault Finding and a Business Development Module.
The trainees also had the opportunity to spend three (3) months at the Egbin Power Plant on the outskirts of the City of Lagos. The aim of their time at Egbin was to expose the trainees to the workings of an active power plant.
The close-out ceremony that took place on February 28, 2019 was attended by representatives of all the major stakeholders involved in the fulfillment of the training program. (NETCODIETSMANN-NAOC-NCDMB).
The representative of NAOC, Mr. Andrew Gabriel, who spoke on behalf of his company expressed delight regarding how NetcoDietsmann, in partnership with the training provider Applied Engineering Technology Initiative (AETI), was able to successfully deliver such a high-level training program within a limited time frame.
Mr. Sallahudeen spoke on behalf of the NCDMB. He too expressed his gratitude to NetcoDietsmann and NAOC for their efforts in the Human Capital Development of the Nigerian youth, especially in the area of Operation and Maintenance of power plants. He also expressed his satisfaction in the prompt payment of all stipends to the trainees.
Mr. Monday Anene, a native of Kwale, Delta State, spoke on behalf of the trainees. He expressed his gratitude for being part of such a life-changing opportunity given to him by NetcoDietsmann/NAOC. He said that the training has provided him with confidence as well as the competences to compete in the Nigerian labour market. According to him, the highlight of the training was the experience on the ground at the Egbin Power Plant.
NetcoDietsmann was represented by the Human Resources Manager (HRM), Mr. Michael Muagba, the Training Coordinator, Mr. Williams Anietie, and the Local Content Officer, Mr. Sokari David-West. Mr. Muagba, speaking on behalf of NetcoDietsmann, congratulated the trainees on their graduation and encouraged them to continue to work hard to improve themselves in order to become indispensable assets to the country. He added that he has no doubt that the trainees will go on to become valuable professionals to the Nigerian economy.
NetcoDietsmann wishes all participants success in their future endeavors.