Nestlé Nigeria is set to train 26 Nigerian students in different areas of manufacturing and engineering.
The training is part of Nestle efforts to help young people contribute to the technological development of Nigeria, nurture local ability in science and engineering and develop young engineering talents.
A statement from the Managing Director of Nestlé Nigeria, Dharnesh Gordhon at a press conference in Abuja recently, read that the Nestlé technical training programme serves to impact the students with practical engineering knowledge and skills, stating that students underwent an intensive 18-month theoretical and practical engineering syllabus based on the London City and Guilds curriculum for mechanical and electrical engineering.
He explained that this year’s top five graduating students have the opportunity to follow a three-month internship at Nestlé Product Technology Centre (PTC) in Orbe and at the Nespresso factory, adding that opportunity would expose the students to different areas such as production, quality, engineering and technology which will enhance their skills and broadened their technical expertise.
The technical training centre in Nigeria located in the middle of engineering activities at Nestle Agbara factory, noting that the centre is well equipped with modern classrooms, library, computer and technical drawing rooms, state-of-the-art electrical, instrumentation, automation and mechanical workshops.
The Managing Director also hinted that “a second wave, finishing in July 2015, will see a further 13 students joining our company. A third wave will start in September 2015 with 20 participants and the largest group since the programme was launched.”