The Aliko Dangote Foundation-VDMA partnership involves the collaboration between the Aliko Dangote Foundation, the VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) and its Foundation for Young Talent in Mechanical Engineering (Nachwuchsstiftung Maschinenbau gGmbH – NWS). The idea of establishing a shared Vocational Skills Training Programme arose from a shared vision about addressing the serious deficit in vocational skills required in the manufacturing sector in Nigeria.
These organizations have both been involved in promoting dual track technical and vocational training and education for many years. In addition to that, the enhancement of the Nigerian-German relationship between companies and related institutions is another key matter of importance.The training centre at the Dangote Academy provides a unique opportunity for an institutionalized get-together and experience exchange.
The course programme focuses on three core disciplines:
• Short Courses Mechanical Programme
• Short Courses Electrical Programme
• Full Trade Vocational Training Mechanical Programme
It consists of:
– seven short courses for advanced training which last between 2 and 4 weeks. and
– a 30-months professional, dual full trade vocational training courseTable of Content
Dangote works to improve the skill levels of its staff by providing training opportunities through our own educational hub, the Dangote Academy, or through reputable institutions inside Nigeria and abroad. The Dangote Academy was established in 2010 to provide training in technical and management skills for employees and people wishing to join Dangote. It was created in recognition of the fact that we cannot rely on universities and colleges to provide the very specialized technical and managerial training required to run major industrial factories such as ours, particularly in the large nu... read more
• Combines Nigerian requirements with German expertise and technology know-how
• Includes theoretical as well as practical modules at companies
• Instructions by Nigerian educators and trainers trained and qualified in collaboration with German companies
• High-standard facilities with modern equipment, learning tools and appropriate accommodation for the trainees
• Benefit from NWS’ long-standing experiences in industry-ready vocational training
• Access to a lively network of Nigerian and German companies
The first batch will run for 18 months; successful trainees would proceed for another 12-month training to become Industrial Mechanics. This makes it a total of 30 months.
For more details,visit Dangote website