The Construction Skills Training and Empowerment (C-STEmp) has disclosed that its currently collaborating with Indian public sector Company, United Kingdom private resource developer and South African consultants to train artisans so as to ameliorate the challenges of tools, materials and equipments in the industry.
This is even as he noted that the partnership with the developers, construction and building material manufacturing companies would afford the trainees an opportunity to undergo practical training to enable them understand safety requirements and best practices in the construction industry.
C-STEmp is an initiative of J Hausen limited, designed as an accelerated skills development programme meant to prepare beneficiaries for employment as skilled workers, independent labour contractors and entrepreneurs in the sector.
The Project Director of C-STEmp, Bldr Anthony Okwa stated this in Abuja at a tripartite programme organized by the Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON), Nigeria Institute of Building (NIOB) and C-STEmp.
He was hopeful that the tripartite collaboration with NIOB, C-STEmp and CORBON would lead to the training of 120 master trainers, 1000 trainers and 100, 000 artisans across the 36 States including FCT in 2016.
According to him, “The objective is to harmonise and accelerate skills training initiatives with a view to training, assessing, certifying and registering construction artisans in line with the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) framework.
He listed part of the achievement of C-STEmp as providing support for training of over 1000 artisans, 30 trainers, 26 assessors, production of training manuals and videos for the NIOB SURE-P training programme, establishing database of artisans among others.
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