Wexford's Chevron Training in strategic partnership in Nigeria

David Tucker

Published 07/07/2015 | 00:00

Karl Fitzpatrick, Olawumi Gasper, of the Lagos State Vocational Education Board, and Andrea Geday, Financier ETIWA Vocational Training.
Karl Fitzpatrick, Olawumi Gasper, of the Lagos State Vocational Education Board, and Andrea Geday, Financier ETIWA Vocational Training.

Leading on from the success of a contract agreed in 2013, Wexford-based Chevron Training and Recruitment has entered into a strategic partnership with Nigerian training company ETIWA, which will extend the delivery of its programmes to over 6,000 students in that country over the next three years.

The partnership, which will be worth €2 million, will see employment levels double, from five to 10 employees in the bespoke training facility.

In 2013, Chevron Training & Recruitment secured a contract with ETIWA Vocational Training to provide construction skills to 1,000 apprentices in Nigeria.

Speaking at the official launch of this project in Lagos this week, Ambassador of Ireland to Nigeria, Sean Hoy said, that for Nigeria to attain economic growth, emphasis must be placed on skills acquisition and training and therefore, and he fully supported the partnership.

Managing Director of Chevron Training & Recruitment Karl Fitzpatrick reiterated his commitment to providing high quality training to the Nigerian market. 'In light of the Nigerian government's commitment to privatise the electricity generation and distribution network, there is a significant requirement for professionally-trained apprentices,' he said.

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