Trainee Engineers at Dangote Academy

 Dangote Academy - As part of its efforts at creating more jobs and make graduates employable, the Dangote Academy, the training arm of the Dangote Group, has inaugurated its new Junior Technicians Scheme (JTS) with the enrolment of first batch of 60 trainees.The Group said it was committed to contributing to the job creation efforts of the Federal Government and the first batch of the trainees will be trained in fitting and mechanical maintenance, as well as, welding & fabrication".

It stated that another batch of 40 trainees will be joining the Junior Technicians Scheme to raise the number of trainees to 100 and that the second batch would be trained on Automobile (heavy duty), Electrical, Instrumentation and Automation maintenance. At the inaugurating ceremony at Obajana, Kogi State, the Executive Director, Stakeholder Management, Engineer Mansur Ahmed advised the trainees to face their training with all level of seriousness so that they can realise their career dreams.

He said they should count themselves as privileged to be selected for the training and therefore should reciprocate the good gesture by abiding with the rules and regulations governing the training. In his address, the Co-ordinator and Group Human Resource Officer for the Company, Mr. Pabby Paramjit, welcomed the trainees to the Dangote Group and drew their attention to the mission and vision of the Group and specifically that of the Dangote Academy. He also listed the potential benefits that the trainees stand to gain if they successfully complete the programme adding that beyond the Dangote Group, the training will make them marketable and help them realise their career objectives. Paramjit impressed it upon the trainees to count themselves lucky and take the full advantage of the training as it would help them even in their future pursuit.

The 'JTS' is the latest addition to the series of training programmes of the Dangote Academy. The Academy, which has become the talent pipeline for the Dangote Group with respect to technical skills development has already to date trained over 500 graduates. The Academy runs a number of training schemes, which includes Graduate Engineers Training Scheme (GETS), Technicians Scheme and Truck Drivers Scheme.

The Junior Technicians will be trained over a period of 14 months on general studies, personal effectiveness, workshop practice and on-the-job practical training in the Dangote Cement plants. The JIS training is provided at no cost to the trainees, in addition, Trainees will be provided with free accommodation and transportation and also paid monthly stipend for their feeding and up-keep. At the end of the training, trainees, who meet the minimum performance requirements will be absorbed and offered permanent employment.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by key Management staff including the Executive Director Stakeholder Management, Engineer Mansur Ahmed, the Plant Director (Obajana), Mr. Armando Martinez and the Group Chief Human Resources Officer (GCHRO) Mr. Pabby Paramjit.


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