Energy Institute, Lonadek strategise to improve electricity supply

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Energy Institute Nigeria, in partnership with Lonadek’s Cedar Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Centre (STEM) and the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), has launched a four-months Graduate Engineering Training Scheme (GETS).

The GETS project is expected to focus on addressing the power gaps in Nigeria using conventional and non-conventional sources of energy and is open to all young qualified engineers.

Commenting on the scheme, the Managing Director of Energy Institute Nigeria, Yewande Abiose, said the Graduate Engineering Training Scheme (GETS) would focus on developing well rounded Energy and Power Engineers with technical know-how to generate clean and reliable sources of power that can be used in Nigerian communities.

“Our long-term goal is to develop sustainable and renewable power supply sources (Solar, Bio-Mass and alternative sources) to add to Nigeria’s existing on-grid sources of power and also off-grid sources to local communities, thereby providing assistance in meeting the power generation targets of Nigeria with a net effect of spurring industrialization, entrepreneurship and economic development” she added.

Dr. Ibilola Amao of Lonadek said that the Graduate Engineering and Training Scheme (GETS) includes site/field work, HSSE and QA/QC which is not currently part of the curriculum of higher learning institutions. On-the-job exposure with mentors, coaches and supervisors, multi-disciplinary training shall be delivered to harness holistic capabilities that are critical to professionalism and entrepreneurship. Through real-time tracking of power supply at home and remote areas, the programme would equip participants with experience, knowledge, skills and good practice that will address power related issues in Nigeria.

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