NETCODIETSMANN has in the recent past embarked on various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Last year, we sponsored a Youth Training Program in partnership with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) amongst others. The Youth Training Program involved training ten unemployed Nigerians nominated by the NCDMB. The nominees received training in various skills sets such as Rigging and Scaffolding, and Electrical and Instrumentation.
Following the conclusion of the classroom-based training they proceeded to a compulsory On-the-Job Training (OJT). The OJT started in August and finished in December 2019. The Rigger trainees had their OJT experience at SAIPEM and ICON LIFTING AND RIGGING SERVICES LTD.
The Electrical and Instrumentation Technician Trainees had their OJT at various locations including SHELL Petroleum Development Company amongst others where they had the opportunity to be part of a live project. It was an intense and rewarding experience for most of the trainees as it was the first time most of them had seen a live working plant.
Speaking during the closeout ceremony, a representative of the NCDMB Board, Mr. Cityfaith Zorasi, expressed his delight and satisfaction to NetcoDietsmann for their diligence in ensuring a successful completion of the training program. He encouraged the graduates to continue to work hard and apply the skills they have learned as they go into the job market.
Also speaking at the event was the Local Content Compliance Officer for NetcoDietsmann, Mr. Sokari David-West, who expressed satisfaction with ICON Lifting Ltd for doing such a great job in managing the students effectively and ensuring stipends were paid promptly.
Representatives of NetcoDietsmann – Mr. Michael Muagba, and NCDMB – Khadjia Jekhine handed students their various international certificates. The certificates awarded to the Rigging & Scaffolding graduates are the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) certificates and the City & Guilds Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Oil and Gas Operations. A total of one thousand, nine-hundred and ninety-six man-hours (1,996MH) were expended per trainee during the course of the 12-month training.