In 2013, Wexford based Chevron Training & Recruitment secured a contract with ETIWA Vocational Training to provide construction skills to one thousand apprentices in Nigeria. Leading on from the success of this contract, Chevron has entered into a strategic partnership with ETIWA, which will extend the delivery of its programmes to over six thousand Nigerian students over the next three years. This partnership, which will be worth €2 million over the next three years, will see employment levels double (from 5-10 employees) in the bespoke training facility over this period.
Speaking at the official launch of this project in Lagos this week, Ambassador of Ireland to Nigeria, Sean Hoy stated “For Nigeria to attain economic growth, emphasis must be placed on skills acquisition and training and therefore, I fully support this partnership between Chevron and ETIWA.”
Founder and Managing Director of ETIWA Vocational Training, Connie Guilfoyle said “The lack of accredited vocational training in Nigeria was evident to all and that this collaboration between ETIWA and Chevron will continue to raise the standards across the Nigerian construction sector.”
Chevron Training & Recruitment is responsible for developing the course content and providing highly skilled and specialised trainers to deliver the programmes to apprentices for ETIWA in Nigeria. Upon successful completion of each course, students are issued with European certification which is facilitated through Chevron.
Managing Director of Chevron Training & Recruitment, Karl Fitzpatrick, also spoke at the launch this week in Lagos and 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 and Chevron is delighted to be in a position to work with ETIWA to satisfy this demand,” said Karl Fitzpatrick.