• Monday, June 24, 2024
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Firms partner to boost highly skilled workforce in Nigeria


Daikin Middle East and Africa FZE (Daikin), a manufacturer of air conditioning, heating, ventilation, & refrigeration solutions, has partnered with Field of Skills and Dream (FSD) VTE, a vocational, technical, and entrepreneurship training institute, to facilitate the training of new technicians in the field of installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and energy efficiency.

Tuna Gulenc, vice president at Daikin Middle East and Africa (MEA) said the training centre aims to build a community of skilled workforce and equip them with all the necessary education required to excel in their career and contribute to Africa’s climate efforts by promoting sustainable cooling solutions.

Gulenc, averred that Daikin is committed to serving the local market where it operates, even as he disclosed that the training and development centre in partnership with Field of Skills and Dream in Nigeria will be an extension of Daikin’s expertise and know-how to further build the skills and knowledge in the market and promote best practices of sustainable cooling, an active contribution to the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

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He further added, “We are proud to collaborate with FSD which comes with a proven track record of training technicians and positively contributing to the betterment of the Nigeria society for development and growth.”

Omowale Ogunrinde, the director at Field of Skills and Dream, said the intervention of Daikin to upgrade FSD’s TVET skills development workshop for HVAC technicians could not have come at a better time than when the training Academy is expanding its training facilities to empower more young Nigerians with skills to access new jobs and start small businesses of their own.

Ogunrinde reiterated that there are jobs but no skilled people, while disclosing that the Academy has over the years, recorded a 100 per cent employment rate for its trainees.

“With the provision of modern and state-of-the-art HVAC training equipment by Daikin and upskilling the trainers at FSD, our goal of producing more technicians equipped with the requisite skills to deploy professional services in global cooling technology would be met across Nigeria,” she added.