Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, in partnership with the National Power Training Institute (NAPTIN) has today, graduated its first set of trained electricians at the NAPTIN Ijora regional training center, in a program which began in March last year.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, the Country President, Schneider Electric, Mr. Walid Sheta, reiterated the companyâ€™s commitment towards the development of skilled personnel in the sector.
â€œOur goal has always been to improve the quality of personnel in the sector. With the graduation of these electricians, our customers are assured of excellent services and it boosts our confidence, knowing that their homes will also be safer with installations done by properly trained and certified electriciansâ€ he said.
The grandaunts, 22 in number, were trained in the ultra-modern laboratory equipped with house wiring and industrial didactical benches and had undergone training in all the available modules, and had proven themselves in all their assessments.
In his remarks, the Director General, NAPTIN, Mr Reuben Okeke stated that, he was happy that the issue of inadequate capacity building in the Powersector which had led to skill gap in generation, transmission and distribution and also in the areas of management of regulatory and policy framework is being tackled and that the graduation of the trainees will further ensure that the issue becomes a thing of the past.
â€œPartnering with Schneider Electric ensures that adequate training; which is an urgent requirement in the sector, is becoming a reality. The commissioning of the Schneider Electricâ€™s laboratory equipment and subsequent graduation of trainees has directly given the power sector a boost. What we seek now is to see more electricians being trained and ensure that graduations like this take place on a regular basisâ€ Okeke stated.
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion Euros in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make them most of their energy.