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Safety Training for NYSC Members


 

USA training body OSHAcademy™ USA has signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Elak Multi Resources Nigeria to help the corps members (Corpers) develop the skills and training required to enable them penetrate into various industries after their mandatory service to the nation with OSHAcademy international certificates.
With the rapid growth of infrastructures and industries in Nigeria today, especially in the major cities like Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Abuja, and other developing cities, mainly Niger Delta region, and due to high demand of local safety expertise in various industries in Nigeria today, OSHAcademy estimates that Nigeria will require about 600,000 skilled workforce of safety professionals, for safety of Environment and Health .

Under the terms of the agreement signed, OSHAcademy™ USA will work with the local partner to understand the skills needs and provide specialist guidance and support to help the corps members build a world-class knowledge on Health, Safety and Environment.  
This will ensure that the corps members obtain the skills, knowledge and qualifications needed to access jobs and opportunities in Nigeria industries like oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, aviation, maritime, etc for now and in the long-term future.
This OSHAcademy safety training program, is designed to introduce the fundamental safety elements that is  related to various industry, especially to corps members, giving them an appreciation of the potential hazards and controls that might be encountered at the workstation.

OSHAcademy™ USA will also establish a fit-for-purpose workforce development framework for corps member on the global OSHAcademy standards and qualifications.
Steve Geigle, OSHAcademy Training Director, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for Corps members and acknowledgement of the high regard in which our standards are held globally. But more importantly this is a major step forward for corps members, to have an employable skills and knowledge to empower themselves intellectually.

Commenting on the agreement, Engr. Emmanuel Uwalaka, DG  in-charge of the Training & Development, said: “We are absolutely delighted with this partnership, It will be a significant factor in developing the skills of corps members and ensuring world class knowledge,  standards and qualifications, as  the first steps in re-building the  nation’s workforce and reputation.”

 

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