Lagos - General Electric (GE) Nigeria has sent the first batch out of its newly recruited technicians and engineers to Brazil for training in the assembly and test of sub-sea equipment.
Officials the trip of the 15 staff was in furtherance of its commitment to create jobs, build skills and ensure technology transfer in its operations in Nigeria and beyond.
GE is investing approximately $3.6 million in the training and development of these employees.
President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Nigeria, Dr Lazarus Angbazo, disclosed that over the next months, the team will proceed to Aberdeen, Scotland for the next phase of training in GE’s Bridge of Don manufacturing facility.
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At the facility, they will receive further hands-on exposure to Subsea equipment manufacturing activities.
“The trainees include three manufacturing engineers and twelve technicians who fill form the core team for assembly and testing of subsea equipment,” he said in Lagos.
Angbazo disclosed that since their recruitment in April, all 15 trainees had been engaged in rigorous training programs which include the GE New Employee Orientation training (NEO), and a 90-day assimilation training program in GE’s Port Harcourt office and workshops trainings at the Onne facility.
These trainings geared towards providing a pipeline of talents and resources for GE’s manufacturing and assembly facility in Calabar.
GE has already announced a $1billion investment - $250million of which is earmarked for the capital expenditure on the facility alone.
The firm believes when completed, the facility will make Nigeria a manufacturing and assembly for oil, gas and power across West Africa and beyond.
- News 24