One of the top food and beverage businesses in Nigeria, Nestlé, has opened its third Technical Training Center (TTC) at the Flowergate Factory in Ogun State. The TTC is a component of the company’s mission to support young Nigerians in developing the capacities and competencies required to accelerate the nation’s industrialization. It will provide an 18-month intense training program in machining, mechanical fitting operations, electrical operations, instrumentation operations, and automation. The new facility is the third of its kind in the nation.
The MD/CEO of Nestlé Nigeria, Mr. Wassim Elhusseini, stated at the opening of the Nestlé Nigeria Flowergate TTC, ‘The training program is an initiative of our global flagship program, Nestlé Needs Youth’. The initiative is one of the long-term strategies we use to help the business meet its technical needs while giving young Nigerians access to job prospects. The future we want to see must be shaped in large part by young people. Parents, trainees, the Traditional Ruler of Remoland, community leaders, officials of the Ogun State Government, industry associations, and program partners such as the Swiss Embassy and the Nigerian Employers Consultative Association attended the ceremony (NECA).
Dr. Oluwadare congratulated Nestlé Nigeria on their impact on young people.
Speaking at the ceremony was Dr. Kehinde Oluwadare, the Ogun State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development and he commended Nestlé Nigeria for remaining committed to placing a priority on skill development and job creation in order to support the growth and development of young people in Ogun State and the country. The company’s objective, he said, is in line with the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led Administration’s emphasis on young empowerment, which makes him very happy.
They are happy to be connected with Nestlé, particularly on the launch of this magnificent initiative, stated Alaiyeluwa Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi, the Paramount Ruler and Akarigbo of Remoland. He then continued by thanking the company’s management for funding young people’s technical education, who are the nation’s future. They will ensure that the business continues to operate in a supportive climate that allows it to do good deeds both outside and within this neighborhood.
Darasinmi had the best result since the program started in 2011.
Oluwadarasinmi Adesakin is a participant in Nestlé Nigeria’s 18-month Technical Training program, which seeks to close the skills gap by giving young people the knowledge they need to assist industrialization. He is Batch 6’s top graduating student. Darasinmi is an Oyo State resident who graduated from the Petroleum Training Institute in Warri, Delta State, with a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He was happy to be accepted for the technical training program despite the fact that he was already employed since he wanted to advance himself. So he made up his mind to seize the moment and provide the greatest outcome he could.
Fortunately Darasinmi’s perseverance paid off as he completed his coursework with flying colors, earning a total of 29 distinctions out of a possible 36 in the City and Guilds exams, the greatest mark since the program’s inception in 2011. Oluwadarasinmi Adesakin was overjoyed to attend the sixth graduation ceremony at the Nestlé Nigeria Technical Training Center in Agbara, Ogun State with his friends. The 20 trainees all performed exceptionally well on the London City and Guilds Diploma 3, 4, and 5 examinations, earning distinctions in thermodynamics and the top overall scores in West Africa.
Top participant will be undertaking an internship program in Switzerland.
Over 160 students have benefited from the technical training program since its start, with 95% of them now working directly for Nestlé Nigeria. The top 5 performers from batch 6, which included 40% female participants, successfully completed the training and will participate in an internship and mentoring program at Nestlé plants in Switzerland in the early months of 2023. Darasinmi was one of the 95% of graduates who were engaged by Nestlé Nigeria. The organization is committed to continuing its efforts to assist young people in developing the skills and talents they need to succeed in the sector and has announced the resumption of 50 new students across the three training center.
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