The Skill ‘G’ Add-Ons capacity-building training program, known as SKAD, is revolutionizing technical education in Nigeria. This initiative, driven by TETFund and Skill ‘G’, is leaving an indelible mark on academic institutions across the country. Today, we are excited to share the transformative testimony of Engr. Raji Idowu Adebayo, the Head of the Department of Mechatronics Engineering at Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin.
Engr. Raji Idowu Adebayo, a participant of SKAD, enthusiastically spoke about the transformative impact the program has had on his department. He revealed that the Mechatronics Engineering Department at Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, recognized the significance of SKAD and decided to take action.
Re-Training for Excellence
To harness the full potential of Skill ‘G’ Add-Ons, the department organized a comprehensive re-training program for its staff. The primary objective was to equip them with the necessary skills to effectively utilize and maintain these valuable tools. This move reflects the commitment of Kwara State Polytechnic to stay at the forefront of technical education.
Utilizing Computer Programs for Production
Engr. Idowu emphasized that the re-training program aimed to empower staff with the expertise to operate machines for production in engineering departments using computer programs. This signifies a pivotal shift towards modernization and efficiency in the field.
Engr. Lukman Salihu, the representative of the Mechatronics Department, shed light on the significance of EASEL INVESTABLES. This online platform plays a crucial role in generating Geometric and Miscellaneous codes (G&M codes) required to operate CNC Milling machines. Engr. Lukman explained that SVG, STL, JPG, PNG, DXF, and Gcode files are the recognized formats compatible with EASEL INVESTABLES.
Unlocking Technical Creativity
Furthermore, Engr. Lukman highlighted that the re-training program was designed to ensure that staff members could proficiently navigate the EASEL online platform and even edit pre-designed projects. This empowerment enables the staff to explore their creativity and innovation in engineering projects.
A Call for Dedication
Eng Lukman closed his statement by advising the staff to fully engage in the retraining program to harness the skills and knowledge offered by Skill ‘G’ Add-Ons. Dedication and commitment are key to realizing the full potential of this transformative training.
The Skill ‘G’ Add-Ons capacity-building training, as evidenced by the proactive steps taken by the Department of Mechatronics Engineering at Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, is ushering in a new era of technical education in Nigeria. This initiative is making a significant impact and aligns perfectly with the vision of a paradigm shift in technical education. As Skill ‘G’ continues to empower educators and technologists, we can only anticipate further advancements and innovations in the Nigerian academic space.
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