YabaTech Partners Artisans Associations To Standardize Training For Global Certification - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, April 18, 2024

YabaTech Partners Artisans Associations To Standardize Training For Global Certification

Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Lagos has put the necessary measures in place to train the informal sectors including welders, bricklayers and plumbers to acquire the necessary certificate that will accord them local and global recognition with commensurate remuneration.

Already the Nigeria's premier tertiary institution is partnering with the Lagos State informal sectors’ artisans and technicians comprising Lagos State Bricklaying Association (LSBA), Nigerian Welding Association (NWA), and Association of Professional Plumbers of Nigeria (APPN) to provide relevant standardized technical training for members and make them acceptable and compete globally 

The Manager, Yaba College of Technology ‘s  Skills Development Centre, Mr. Amos Alade expressed the commitment of the institution  to fostering education for  sustainability global livelihood.

The  College is passionate in ensuring that the informal sectors in Nigeria is standardized; he stated.

Alade expatiates that the informal sectors perform key roles in the public but always relegated to the back sit in terms of recognition and certification.

 He, however, affirmed that the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) will ensure that the informal sector acquire the due recognition for positive progression in the industry and in the nation at large.

He said that the purpose of the meeting between the three informal sectors and YABATECH centred on the members for certification through National Skills Qualification (NSQ), which will enable them to get employment with huge pay and to be properly recognized.

The NSQ, according to him, will advance member’s recognition, globally, with skills certification that will qualify them to work both in Nigeria and abroad.

Also speaking , the rector, Yaba College of Technology,  Dr. Engr. Ibraheem Abdul noted several similar partnership between the college and the Associations, recalling  the past successfull relationship with the Computer Telecommunication Engineering Association of Nigeria (COMTEAN) and other pilot schemes.

Dr. Abdul disclosed that the informal sectors have skills, which the world out there is looking for, but the skills are not well packaged and recognized, therefore, YABATECH has brought out a scheme to let their skills be recognized and certified.

Dr. Abdul declared that the College wants to upgrade the informal sector to global acceptable standard, and the upgraded sector will be eligible to train students after certification and get paid for teaching, also to develop more skills for the benefit of the two parties.

The 7th indigenous rector of the college, averred that Competency Based Assessment Method is the procedural way of getting the informal sector certified through NSQ.

“Your presence here today is the testament of your readiness and eagerness to be recognized internationally, and your enthusiasms displayed that you are ready for development and advancement”, he stated 

The executives of the three Associations expressed their appreciation for the good gesture extended to them by YABATECH, and were eager to partake in the necessary training for certification that will accord them the proper respect as professionals.

YABATECH and the three Associations eventually signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cement the relationship for the betterment of the beneficiaries and the nation at large.

A cross view of the Management of Yaba College of Technology and chairmen of the three Associations' informal sector comprising Plumber, Welders and Bricklayers during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding at the College

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