Thursday, 25 April 2013

Rivers Vocational Training Centre Taken Over By German Company

Rivers State Government has handed over the Vocational Training Centre at Port Harcourt Primary School for skill acquisition to ZWH German Chambers of Crafts and the regional chambers of crafts for a six year contract period.

The state Commissioner for Education, Dame Lawrence Alice Nemi, made this known during the signing of the Vocation Training Agreement before the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Wogu Boms, in his office in Port Harcourt last weekend.

Dame Alice said that the project is part of the economic reform agenda of Governor Amaechi to create employment opportunity for Rivers people.

She explained further that, the state government is desirous of collaborating with the private sector in improving the vocational Skill and competence of Rivers people, towards empowering them vocationally in order to make them self employed and employable by employers of labour in the state.

Dame Alice also maintained that the training curriculum shall be designed in accordance with German standards and also make provision to accommodate local conditions and circumstances, including local trainers and training managers.

She pointed out that the programme of engagement as contained in the Agreement, are divided into phases, A, B, C, and D, with ZWH responsible for the day to day running of the program, while the Rivers State Government shall be responsible for general supervision of the program.

Responding, President of ZWH, Dirk Palige, said the building of a vocational institution in accordance to German standard in Port Harcourt was a big compliment for the German Craft Sector and the Rivers State Government.
He equally described Rivers State as an emerging state, where economy is prospering and heading for the right direction.

“This is a truth for all sectors and of course also for the rapidly growing economy in Nigeria. Therefore I would like to congratulate you for your decision to build an educational institution here in Port Harcourt. We’d like to thank you for your trust and are looking forward to leading this project jointly to a success story. We are ready to start with you immediately,” he said.

“We are sure that the practical vocational education of skilled personnel is indispensable and absolutely necessary for the stability and positive development of economy and society as well for every individual person to lead a happy and contented life”, he ended.

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