The Skill ‘G’ SKAD Program: Empowering Nigerian Academics and Technologists for Technical Excellence
Today, the second cohort of academics participating in the Skill ‘G’ SKAD capacity-building program celebrated the culmination of their training. Spearheaded in collaboration with TETFund, the SKAD program, which stands for Skill ‘G’ Add-Ons, aims to equip academic lecturers and technologists with the expertise to effectively operate and maintain specialized equipment allocated to their institutions.
The SKAD initiative divides into four specialized tracks: Mechatronics, Autotronics, Electronics, and Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (RAC). Organizers thoughtfully assign participants to these tracks based on their areas of expertise. During the intensive 5-day training period, participants hailing from various public Polytechnics across Nigeria engaged in hands-on learning within their chosen fields. Accomplished experts from Skill ‘G’ Nigeria Limited conducted these comprehensive training sessions.
Skill G SKAD Training: Closing Event
The closing event of the program was moderated by Engr. Chijioke Okolie Sampson, the Project Manager of Skill ‘G’ Group. In his address, he revisited the journey of the second SKAD cohort, urging them to fully leverage the valuable knowledge gained during the training for equipment application and maintenance. He took a moment to commend TETFund, led by the visionary Arc. Sonny Echono, for their unwavering support in driving this initiative forward.
Skill G SKAD Training: Testimonies
Representatives from each of the specialized tracks shared their insights on the impact of the SKAD capacity-building endeavor. Engr. Ayodeji Oladele, representing the RAC class from Kaduna State Polytechnic, expressed gratitude to both TETFund and Skill ‘G’ Group for their dedication. He also offered suggestions for the enhancement of the RAC track.
Abdulazeez Hamza, a participant from Nuhu Bamalli University representing the Autotronics class, emphasized the significance of advanced training for educators and applauded TETFund and Skill ‘G’ Nigeria Limited for their role in elevating the standard of technical education in Nigeria.
Speaking on behalf of the Electronics class, Engr. Gambo Danasabe from Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, extended his appreciation towards the training. He also proposed an extension of the SKAD program to include more individuals from his institution and department.
Engr. Abubakar Jumare, who represented the Mechatronics class and hailed from Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, conveyed his enthusiasm in succinct yet powerful words. He commended the innovative spirit fostered by the SKAD capacity-building training.
The SKAD program is heralding a new era in technical education across Nigeria. TETFund and Skill ‘G’ have paved the way, ensuring that academic are equipped to lead Nigeria’s technical education landscape.
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