LOCATION

Nigeria – Lagos, Akure, Onitsha, Ondo

LOCAL PARTNERS

Institute for Industrial Technology (Lagos), Don Bosco Institutes (Akure, Ondo et Onitsha)

QUALIFICATION LEVEL

TECHNICAL BACCALAUREATE and BTS

PROJECT LAUNCH

2013

Jumbo Jeremiah, student in careers in electricity. Seeds of Hope programme in Nigeria – © 2016

More information about Seeds of Hope Program: gde@iecd.org

Training young male and females nigerians for careers in electricity and mechanics

500

students from three partner schools benefited from updated training in 2017.

Electrical engineering is a subject that did not exist in Nigeria until the IECD developed it in 2014 in partnership with the Institute for Industrial Technology (IIT) and industrial companies from the sector. Indirectly, the program was also beneficial to two other existing subjects at the Institute: electrical mechanics and mecatronics.

Major work on the professional integration of young people was also undertaken with the setting up of guidance and employment officies. An officie’s role is to prepare young people for the world of work, build partnerships with companies and promote vocational training among the public.

2017 was the year of the transfer of skills from the IIT (Institute for Industrial Technology) to three partner schools (Akure, Ondo and Onitsha), which, in particular, updated the training syllabus in electricity, thanks to the collaboration of educational teams and experts from the sectors.

The IIT changed my life. I have become a man who is worthy of trust who is respected by his peers. My family will never be hungry again.»

Jumbo JEREMIAH,

Graduate and major from the 2015/2016 school year in electrical engineering