The third cohort of participants from the SKILL ‘G’ Add-Ons Training program celebrated the completion of their capacity-building journey at the Skill-G training venue.
This transformative initiative results from a collaboration between TETFund and SKILL ‘G’ Nigeria Limited, aiming to enhance the technical training and knowledge capacities of lecturers and technologists from public tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
The goal is to equip them with the essential technical skills required to effectively use and maintain advanced equipment provided to their institutions by TETFund.
This edition specifically caters to lecturers and technologists from polytechnics across Nigeria. It was initiated by TETFund, NBTE, and Skill ‘G’ Nigeria Limited. The training was organized into four distinct departments: Autotronics, Mechatronics, Electronics, and Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (RAC).
SKAD TRAINING 3: A Memorable Closing Event
The closing event was moderated by Engr. Okolie Chijioke Sampson, the Project Manager of Skill ‘G’ Group. He began by extending his gratitude to Arc. Sonny Echono, the Executive Secretary of TETFund, recognizing his pivotal role in making the initiative a reality. Engr. Sampson emphasized the importance of ongoing learning and announced a follow-up enhanced version of the SKAD training. He encouraged participants to integrate the training into their curriculum through a ‘Train the Trainer’ approach. Additionally, he urged participants to request the necessary equipment to reinforce the practical application of their SKAD training.
SKAD TRAINING 3: Resounding Testimonies
Team leaders from each department shared compelling testimonies of the positive impact of this capacity-building initiative. Engr. Godwin Enwerem from Federal Polytechnic Ede, representing RAC, expressed his astonishment at the larger-than-expected number of participants, citing the genuine enthusiasm for further learning. Engr. (Dr) Elijah Orelaja from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, spoke on behalf of the Autotronics class, expressing gratitude for the invaluable lessons gained and his newfound confidence. Engr. Ponle Eyitayo Ademola, representing the Mechatronics class, highlighted the cost-effectiveness and equivalently high-quality training, which, in his view, matches international standards. Engr. Ahmed Kazeem, representing the Electronics class, humorously expressed his appreciation, even joking about sharing his non-existent salary due to the overwhelming value of the training.
A Promising Future
The event concluded with the presentation of certificates to each participant, bearing the signature of the Executive Secretary of TETFund. Significantly, the polytechnics’ rectors also received honors in the form of gifts, through their respective team leads.
SKAD stands as a remarkable initiative, transcending its peers by catalyzing the impact of technical and innovative skill development. Through partnerships and dedicated efforts, SKAD is paving the way for a brighter future in technical education across the country.
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