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Dangote, VDMA Hold Training To Build Skilled Workforce

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Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) and German Equipment Manufacturers Association (VDMA) have formally opened the Train-the-Trainer (Didactic & Rhetoric) Course (ToT) under the Dangote VDMA Initiative on Technical Education & Vocational Training (TVET).

The programme which took place in Dangote Academy Complex, Obajana, Kogi State recently, is a culmination of a project, which started on February 10, 2016, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between DIL and VDMA.

The two parties had expressed their desire to promote and enhance technical vocational education and TVET in order to develop a skilled workforce in Nigeria.   

Accordingly, the TVET agreement was later signed in November, 2016, for the training of 200 Nigerian youths as technicians while the approval for the registration and implementation of the agreement was granted by the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) on 11, October, 2017.

The two firms described the commencement of the ToT a major milestone in the effort to fully implement the Dangote -VDMA initiative.

The other milestones of the project being expected later this year include conduct of Aptitude Tests for the admission of candidates (September, 2018), second batch of the ToT (October, 2018), delivery of workshop equipment and tools (October, 2018), full scale launch of the Project (November, 2018) and commencement of training of the 200 Trainees in December, 2018!

Director-general, NOTAP undertook a tour of the Dangote Academy Complex as well as a plant tour during which he met past and present trainees of the Dangote Academy.

He  He also urged the Dangote Academy to keep the efforts  up and ensure full implementation of the project.



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