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All On, ETC announce energy talent scholarship for Niger Delta indigenes

Off-grid energy investment firm, All On, has partnered with Energy Talent Company (ETC) to provide world-class training to graduates in the Niger Delta.

The solar energy sector training, being offered online and in the Niger Delta, is open to graduates living in or indigenes of Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo and Rivers States.

This immersive program will equip them with the competencies needed to start careers in the solar energy sector, the organisers said in a release.

Energy Talent Company, an edu-tech company that recruits, trains, and out-hires solar talents across Nigeria, will equip successful candidates for future leadership in the renewable energy sector in Nigeria.

Candidates will have a choice between a core technical track and a focus on supporting services. All candidates who successfully complete the program will be eligible for full-time employment with reputable solar energy companies in Nigeria.

Applications opened on 31st August 2021 and will run till 7th October 2021.

To be considered, applicants must live in or be an indigene of the Niger Delta states, must between ages 18 to 30 and must be a university graduate with a STEM background or a strong interest in support services in the renewable energy sector.

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The application must also hold of a discharge certificate from the compulsory National Youth Service Corps or those who will get their discharge certificate before November 2021 as well as be committed to building a career in the renewable energy sector.

Speaking about the training program, Ugochukwu Chukwujiaka, the Founder and CEO of Energy Talent Co, said, “We are excited to partner with All On to deliver this program because renewable energy is the future, and we are committed to building the future today. The training will, undoubtedly, increase the pool of talent in our country’s renewable energy sector.”

All On Policy and Partnerships Manager, Adaobi Oniwinde said, “We are particularly thrilled about this partnership because successful candidates don’t just receive world-class training. More importantly, the program identifies brilliant youths in the Niger Delta and helps to provide them with much-needed employment.”

Successful candidates will complete the Careers and Skills Course, the Foundational Course, Foundational Assessment, and then go on to take a two-month-long training.

All On is an impact investing company, seeded with funding from Shell and works with partners to increase access to commercial energy products and services for unserved and underserved off-grid energy markets in Nigeria, with a special focus on the Niger Delta.

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