Dorman Long, NCDMB Develops Local Capacity, Graduates 83


Jonathan Eze

Beneficiaries of Stream two of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) Human Capacity Development Initiative Training (HCDIT) facilitated by Dorman Long Engineering Limited has graduated.

This batch of trainees were trained in Welding Techniques, Health, Safety and Environmental Management.

At the graduation ceremony held at the Dorman Long facility at Agege, the 83 graduands were presented with certificates and charged to capitalise on the knowledge gained in order to better maximise opportunities in the job market.

In his remarks, Chairman of Dorman Long, Dr. Timi Austen-Peters, expressed delight at the success of the programme and thanked the NCDMB, Hyundai and Chevron Nigeria Limited for partnering and supporting the programme

Buttressing the importance of the HSEM training for the trainees, Peters disclosed that Dorman Long recently received a Safety Excellence Award (2016) from Chevron Nigeria Limited. He highlighted the importance of safety in all operations and commended the training team for completing three months of training without any incident.

He stated that Dorman Long would retain seven welders from the graduating trainees, and that others would be included in the Company’s database so that if at any time in the future there arise opportunities in the organisation, they could be invited.

On his part, NCDMB Monitoring Supervisor, Adike Kopiam, explained that the body has a mandate to develop local capacity and position Nigerians to participate more effectively in the oil and gas industry. He further stated that with the support of responsible corporate organisations like Dorman Long Engineering Limited, their success rate continues to increase. Presently, there are about 20 training programmes being conducted across Nigeria as part of these efforts.

He expressed the gratitude of the NCDMB for the support of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) in sponsoring the present training. He also commended Dorman Long especially for facilitating the training and dedicating three months to building the Nigerian youths.

General Manager Operations, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Prince Nwosa, explained that HHI’s commitment to the training programmes is hinged on the significant value added to the trainees. He reminded the beneficiaries that the course content was designed to increase their competitiveness as skilled manpower. He advised the graduating trainees to continue improving and expanding their knowledge and skills as it would enhance their appeal to prospective employer