A new chapter in educational empowerment unfolds as the Skill ‘G’ Add-Ons (SKAD) training program kicks off its second batch. TETFund and Skill ‘G’ Group are collaborating on this initiative that aims to enhance the capabilities of educators in advanced skills, as well as expertise in equipment use and maintenance. The training not only equips participants but also sets in motion a transformative journey for their respective institutions.
All 32 participants of SKAD Batch 2 emerged from public polytechnics in Nigeria. These institutions include: Kaduna Polytechnic, Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic Birnin Kebbi, Kano State Polytechnic, Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata MAFARA, Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda, Zamfara State, and Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic Sokoto.
Representing a diverse array of technical fields, participants were nominated from public polytechnics in Nigeria. These academics will be involved in hands-on training on Mechatronics, Autotronics, Electronics, and Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (RAC). At SKAD, they are poised to embark on an immersive learning experience.
The Opening Event
Engr. Okolie Sampson Chijioke, Project Manager of Skill ‘G’, welcomed the cohort of 32 participants joining the SKAD training. He also laid out the fundamental objectives of the training, setting the stage for an enriching journey ahead. The project manager also introduced the dedicated team of experts and staff, who will guide participants throughout the SKAD training.
With enthusiasm and anticipation, each participant introduced themselves, their institutions, and their specialized domains pertinent to the training. The Project Manager also provided an overview of Skill ‘G’s past collaborations with TETFund, showcasing the evolution of past programs and initiatives. These pioneering efforts have paved the way for the inception of the transformative SKAD capacity-building training.
The Ultimate Goal
Anticipations are high for Batch 2 of SKAD, tailored specifically for academia members hailing from Polytechnics. This innovative endeavor is expected to galvanize facility utilization and management, ultimately working towards the creation of pragmatic, hands-on educational tools and infrastructures. The grand vision is to fortify technical and practical education within Nigeria. By imparting educators with the skills to adeptly handle and maintain equipment, SKAD aims to revolutionize the educational landscape of Nigeria, ensuring a future that is technically empowered and educationally enriched.
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