YabaTech Partners German Firm To Boost Skills Acquisition Training Hub - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, October 20, 2023

YabaTech Partners German Firm To Boost Skills Acquisition Training Hub

Yaba College of Technology, Lagos has sealed a partnership deal  with a German Firm, "Giz SKYE to boost its competency skills based hubs in informal sectors and training of professional education as Master’s crafts solely for the college academic staff.

Mr. Stehling C.H; who led the GIZ SKYE Component  made this known at a meeting with the Management of the college on how to explore areas of partnership relating to skills development. 

He stressed the preference of the government of Germany to replicate the informal training based skill development mode of training in most countries but not a matter of compulsion to institute the German model of instructions.

The head of the Component noted that the company is keen in economic development and income generation; service provider, employment advancement, promoting professional education, development of labour market, access of finance to micro, small and medium enterprises, and to create direct partnership with Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) institutions like YABATECH.

GIZ SKYE is a Service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international educational work. 

Rector of the Nigeria's premier tertiary institutio, Dr. (Engr)Ibraheem Abdul in his speech at the event,  said that the College was willing and ready for collaboration with the body for the betterment of the institution in line with the administration’s ERECT Agenda.

He was delighted to welcome the GIZ Skye, an international company from Germany, to YABATECH, stating that the institution has collaboration with foreign organizations such as Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in Canada, Field Ready in United State of America (USA) , saying the partnership with GIZ SKYE will not be an exception.

 “We are passionate in ensuring that before our students graduate, they would have been certified with one or two skilled works."⁴⁴ 

"Also, to ascertain that our graduates are the toast of the industry, not to be job seekers, but job providers”, he added 

YABATECH is open for partnership, and we are seeking out aggressively for it, because the benefits are enormous”.

 Abdul hinted that the College also engaged in training  in areas of theory and practical for the beneficiaries to be inclined for competency based.

 He said the relationship would not only upgrade informal apprenticeship programs but also ensure a commitment to partnership in student and staff training.

The Rector assured the visitors that the College was  ready for any area of their interest for the partnership with the College for a common goal of advancing staff and students progress towards promoting sustainable economic development. 

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