The latest chapter in the journey of SKILL ‘G’ has unfolded as the fourth batch of trainees enter the realm of SKAD, the pioneering add-ons capacity-building training initiative. With a fresh wave of enthusiasm, 32 distinguished lecturers and technologists hailing from various public Polytechnics in Nigeria have embarked on this transformative endeavor. The spotlight of this edition shines on participants hailing from the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones, representing the Institute of Management & Technology Enugu, Federal Polytechnic Oko, Abia State Polytechnic, Federal Polytechnic Nekede-Owerri, Imo State Polytechnic, Maritime Academy Of Nigeria, Oron, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua, and Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Uwana-Afikpo, Ebonyi State.
Collaboratively conceived by TETFund and Skill ‘G’ Nigeria Limited, SKAD is an avant-garde initiative that bridges the gap between academia and practicality. Designed to harness the potential within the Nigerian academic community from public tertiary institutions, SKAD empowers participants to wield advanced equipment with mastery, courtesy of the visionary TETFund.
SKAD 4 Training: A Multifaceted Approach to Empowerment
The architecture of SKAD ingeniously divides into four distinct classes: Autotronics, Mechatronics, Electronics, and Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (RAC). This multidimensional approach enhances every facet of technical education, nurturing a holistic and skilled academic community.
Inaugurating Excellence: SKAD Opening Event
The resonant notes of the national anthem reverberated through the gathering, followed by the collective recitation of the national pledge. The opening event was moderated by Engr. Okolie Sampson Chijioke, the Project Manager of Skill ‘G’ Group. In his address, he extended heartfelt gratitude to TETFund and its visionary Executive Secretary, Arc. Sonny Echono. His visionary foresight acknowledged as a cornerstone in propelling technical education to unparalleled heights in the nation by empowering the Nigerian academic cohort with cutting-edge facilities and knowledge.
A Vision Unveiled
Amidst this backdrop, the panorama of the SKAD training’s scope was unveiled. The participants were acquainted with the initiative, and the tapestry of Skill ‘G’ Nigeria Limited’s milestones. Leaders from each class stepped forth, introducing themselves and their areas of expertise, fostering a sense of community and anticipation among the participants.
SKAD 4 Training: Guiding Lights and Toolboxes
Expertise converged as notable figures from Skill ‘G’ shared the spotlight. Under the adept moderation of Engr. Okolie Sampson Chijioke, these guiding lights introduced themselves and their roles, underlining the collaborative journey that awaited the participants. Mr. Ayo Julius Bada, Skill ‘G’ Project Coordinator, spurred participants to fully immerse themselves in the capacity-building training.
SKAD 4 Training: The Practical Prelude
The session climaxed as Engr. Nnamani Afam, Deputy Project Manager of Skill ‘G’ Group, stepped into the limelight. The unveiling of fully functional toolboxes bestowed each participant with a practical prelude to the journey ahead. These toolboxes, complete with meticulously curated components, symbolize empowerment and hands-on learning that defines the essence of SKAD.
A Glimpse of Tomorrow
SKILL ‘G’ Add-Ons capacity-building training transcends conventional paradigms. In the very fabric of its design lies the potential to revolutionize technical education in Nigeria. Lecturers and technologists, armed with newfound knowledge and skills, are ready to transcend limitations and propel their institutions toward the zenith of technical education, thus illuminating the path toward a brighter and empowered tomorrow.
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