The 2020 Induction cum Orientation programme of the newly admitted trainees under The ITF – NECA Technical Skills Development Project (TSDP), was organised on the 15th July, 2020 in the auditorium of the Academy in Nnewi Training Centre. The Trainees totalling 200 in number are to undergo six months Technical Skills Training Programme in the following Areas:
- Auto Mechanic
- Auto Electrical/Electronic and Air Conditioning
- Auto Fabrication and Welding
- Auto Painting and Spraying
- Information and Communication Technology.
The Programme started with the arrival and accreditation of selected trainees. Opening prayer was said by one of the trainees, Mr. Akaehilem Michael Arinze, who volunteered himself. The lecturer in ICT department, Mr. Oliver C. Ikwueto, anchored the program and acknowledged the presence of all the dignitaries in attendance. He also, highlighted many success stories achieved by the Academy over the years.
In his address, Mr. Chris Ukaoha welcomed the trainees into the Academy. He helped the trainees to navigate through the important guidelines and touched upon key rules and regulations of the academy, including attendance, regular wearing of PPE, anti-ragging etc.
The Training Manager, Mr. Ifeanyi J. Okeke, while presenting an opening remark on behalf of The CEO Mr. Endi Ezengwa, charged the trainees to utilize the opportunity given to them by the ITF-NECA, as some trainees who joined them in the training are self-sponsored. In addition, he explained the dual composition of the examination system; consisting of formative assessments during the training for internal marks and summative exams at the end of the training programme for external marks. He also, reiterated the importance of regular attendance and encouraged students’ feedback, both formally and informally.
Other keynote speakers at the occasion, including The General Manager of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited, Mr. Nnamdi Onusogu and The Chief Accountant of the Academy, Mr. Simon Akubueze, emphasized on the role of integrity, discipline, skill acquisition and professionalism in attaining purpose-driven fulfilment in career goals.
While advising the trainees, The Head of Student Affairs, Mrs. Ogochukwu Okeke, assured them of their welfare throughout the periods of the training. She urged them to be law abiding citizens of our country, Nigeria.
Group photographs were taken at the end of the event.