In a pragmatic way to demonstrate that deliberate chain of activities in vocational training drives industrial growth of any nation, a team of Nigerian youths recently tried their apprentice hands on electronic raw materials and severally produced quality electronic devices.
The youths were the third batch of grandaunts trained on Industrial Electronics in the ongoing German Dual Vocational Training Partnership With Nigeria (G-DVTPW-N). The products include morse trainers called PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards).
Fleshing out on the devices, German Senior Dual Vocational Training expert, Ludwig Gruenter said the projects came with electronic timer to produce beeping sound of 800 hertz.
According to him, when such PCB device is well inbuilt or incorporated, it serves as efficient starting or stopping timer to industrial machines.
G-DVTPW-N is being financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and conducted by sequagGmbH. It is steered by the CCI Giessen-Friedberg as the German project partner.
In a statement relevant to the five-years-old vocational training partnership that has trained scores of Nigerian youths in Office Administration, Technical Facility Management, Industrial Electronics and Industrial Mechanics,
Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) described vocational training and skills acquisition as the best thing that could happen to any nation, submitting that, “technical education is the bedrock of the future of Nigeria.”
Speaking further through its president, Chief Mrs. Alaba Lawson, during the graduation ceremony for the trained apprentices, the Association expressed that, “Through the German DVT programmes, more youths are equipped with theoretical and practical technical knowledge, including the required hands-on experience to be gainfully employed or start their own businesses.”
Lawson who was represented by the Director General of the Association, Emmanuel Cobham, afterwards said, “NACCIMA therefore calls for more government and private sector participation as well as intervention in Dual Vocational Training curriculum development and
facilitation of more German-trained Nigerian trainers.”
By our correspondent