A partnership has been announced to provide critical expertise and
workforce training essential for the country’s power sector.
TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity,
has announced the strategic partnership with the National Power Training
Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN).
It comes as recently, Nigeria’s power sector has
experienced setbacks due to the inadequacy of infrastructure and poor output of
energy efficiency throughout the sector.
TE, which is a global leader in providing reliable and
cost-effective products and solutions for the electrical power industry, is now
partnering with NAPTIN to develop solutions to the challenges facing the
sector, through the training and development of local talent.
TE experts will work with NAPTIN’s trainers and provide
technical training on the connectivity required to enable power systems.
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The training will be based on TE’s high-quality products
and solutions including the industry-leading Raychem product line.
Once complete, NAPTIN will organize training sessions at
its facilities for local installers.
Ronnie Fotheringham, head of the TE Energy Project in
Nigeria stated, “As the government of Nigeria invests in upgrading and
expanding the power network, the country also needs to invest in its people –
developing the skills and expertise required to develop and maintain that
He said the partnership with NAPTIN was a significant
step in that direction. It furthers the mission by bringing the proven
solutions, technical know-how and broad application experience to NAPTIN and
those being trained.
"We view this partnership as beneficial to
the Nigerian power vision and to TE, building deeper connections throughout the
country,” said Fotheringham.
- CAJ News