Delegation of German Industry holds seminar on mainstreaming Renewable Energy

The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos and the Energy and Environment Desk of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Lagos are organizing a seminar on Mainstreaming Renewable Energy Efficiency into Vocational Training in Nigeria. The seminar is scheduled to hold in Lagos on the 27th November 2015, 9am to 1pm, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, 1A Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria
Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria

Expected in attendance will be Mr. Ingo Herbert, the German Consular General in Nigeria who is expected to deliver the welcome address. Also expected are Mrs. Barbel Freer, Head of Energy and Environment Desk of the delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria; Mr. Paramjit Pabby, Director of the Dangote Training Academy.

It will be recalled that the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria has in the last two years being conducting dual vocational training programs in Lagos, Abuja and Abeokuta. Some of the training have being in office administration, technical and electrical fields. In October 2015, about 15 apprentices graduated from the DVT training in electrical works in Lagos.

According to the delegation “the vocational education and training partnership initiated by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) Giessen-Friedberg (http://www.giessen-friedberg.ihk.de) joins the German cooperation as one element of sustainable economic development. It focuses the improvement of vocational education quality within Nigerian enterprises by a better combination of theory and practice. With this approach, it contributes to the employability among Nigerian youths and hence to poverty reduction. It also contributes positively to the transfer of technical know-how through practice oriented training, thereby promoting professional training, increasing the employability of the partaking trainees and improving the quality  and services of companies involved.”

In December 2012 a new sequa vocational education and training partnership project  between  the  Chamber  of  Commerce  and  Industry  (CCI)  Giessen-Friedberg  and Chambers and Associations in Nigeria was approved by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).  The project is part of the Vocational Education and Training Partnership Program, which is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The program principleof the DVT is to integrate school-based and practical in-company vocational education measures following the example of Germany’s dual vocational education and training system.  The project is steered by CCI Giessen-Friedberg as the German project partner. Some of the Nigerian business membership organizations taking responsibility as Nigerian project partners include Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the Nigerian-German Business Association (NGBA), the Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture from Abuja and Ogun State (OGUNCCIMA and ABUCCIMA). The  Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria supports the partnership actively.

The seminar on Mainstreaming Renewable Energy Efficiency into Vocational Training in Nigeria is open to members of the organized private sector and the general public and is free to attend.

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