EIGHTY three beneficiaries of Stream 2 of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) Human Capacity Development Initiative Training (HCDIT) facilitated by Dorman Long Engineering Limited have graduated.
In his opening remarks, Mr. Adike Kopiam of NCDMB explained that the NCDMB has a mandate to develop local capacity and position Nigerians to participate more effectively in the oil and gas industry.
He stated that with the support of responsible corporate organizations like Dorman Long Engineering Limited, their success rate continues to increase. Presently, he disclosed that there are about 20 training programmes being conducted across Nigeria as part of these efforts.
He expressed the gratitude of the NCDMB for the support of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) in sponsoring the present training.
He commended Dorman Long Engineering Limited specially for facilitating the training and dedicating three months to build the Nigerian youths.
He disclosed that this batch of trainees were trained in Welding Techniques and Health, Safety and Environment Management, while charging the graduands to capitalize on the knowledge gained to in order better maximize opportunities in the job market.
General Manager Operations, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Prince Nwosa explained that HHI’s commitment to the training programs is hinged on the significant value added to the trainees by the program.
He reminded the beneficiaries that the course content was designed to increase their competitiveness as skilled manpower.
He advised the graduating trainees to continue improving and expanding their knowledge and skill sets as it would enhance their appeal to prospective employers.
In his closing remarks, Dr. Timi Austen-Peters, Chairman of Dorman Long Engineering Limited, expressed delight at the success of the program and his appreciation for the commitment of other responsible businesses, like the NCDMB, Hyundai and Chevron Nigeria Limited without which the program would not have been possible.
Buttressing the importance of the HSEM training for the trainees, Dr. Austen – Peters shared the news that Dorman Long recently received a Safety Excellence Award (2016) from Chevron Nigeria Limited.
He highlighted the importance of safety in all operations and commended the training team for completing three months of training without any incident.
He disclosed that Dorman Long would retain seven welders from the number graduating, and that others would be included in the Company’s database so that if at any time in the future there arise opportunities in the organisation, they could be invited.