Schneider Electric in partnership with the National Power Training Institute (NAPTIN) has graduated its first set of electricians at the NAPTIN Ijora regional training centre.
The programme began in March last year. In all, 22 students graduated.
The Country President, Schneider Electric, Mr. Walid Sheta, stressed the company’s commitment to the development of skilled personnel in the sector.
“Our goal has always been to improve the quality of personnel in the sector. With the graduation of these electricians, our customers are assured of excellent services and it boosts our confidence, knowing that their homes will also be safer with installations done by properly trained and certified electricians,” he said.
Director-General, NAPTIN, Mr. Reuben Okeke said he was happy that the issue of inadequate capacity building in the power sector, which had led to skill gap in generation, transmission and distribution and also in management of regulatory and policy framework is being tackled and that the graduation would further ensure that the issue becomes a thing of the past.
“Partnering with Schneider Electric ensures that adequate training; which is an urgent requirement in the sector is becoming a reality. The inauguration of the Schneider Electric’s laboratory equipment and subsequent graduation of trainees has directly given the power sector a boost. What we seek now is to see more electricians being trained and ensure that graduations like this take place on a regular basis,” Okeke said.
Source: The Nation