The TTE Technical Training Group is supporting the development of Nigeria’s energy industry workforce with a programme to upgrade skills.
Commissioned through a partnership between training organisations, TVET UK and TVET-uk-Nigeria, TTE’s Train the Trainer programme is providing a group of 20 trainers with qualifications and experience that will enable them to deliver vocational training in Nigeria.
The group is split into two groups, with the first cohort of 10 underway with their training at TTE.
On completion the delegates will provide training in process, electrical and instrumentation disciplines for technicians working in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
As part of a four-month residential programme at TTE’s fully-equipped training centre in Middlesbrough, the engineers will work towards a Level 3 Vocational Qualification in education and training, assessor awards, IOSH managing safely and line management modules.
The engineers will also shadow members of TTE’s experienced team at the training centre and on customer sites, as they deliver training and assessment to local Teesside young people and other international delegates to observe best practice.
TTE has a long-lasting relationship with Nigerian industry having provided residential training programmes for some of the country’s leading energy companies for more than two decades. Currently, in addition to the Train the Trainer delegates, TTE is also hosting 45 technicians from Nigeria LNG Ltd on a programme run in conjunction with Durham University.
Sara Marshall, operations director at TTE, said: “TTE has extensive experience of working with countries around the globe to support the development of local workforces and we are proud to partner with TVET UK and TVET Nigeria on this new programme.
“British technical training is world-renowned and this programme enables TTE to deliver respected UK qualifications, competencies and best practice that can be replicated by the Petroleum Training Institute in Nigeria in partnership with the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs
“The delegates will return with the competencies and expertise to pass on their engineering experience to groups of technicians who become an essential part of the Nigerian oil and gas sector.”
Adeleke Adefala from TVET-uk-Nigeria, said: “The delegates have important roles to play in the future of Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. Creating a skilled and competent workforce is essential for efficient and safe operations and the qualifications and experience the delegates will gain during their time at TTE will be invaluable in their future teaching careers and those to benefit from them.”