By Amby Uneze
The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) in collaboration with the Coscharis Group Ltd has embarked on a two weeks digital training of south-east youths on automobile design.
Speaking during the opening ceremony, the Director General of NADDC, Jelani Aliyu, said the council decided to partner Coscharis to impact a digital knowledge of vehicle designs using Solidworks and simulation software design to improve the car manufacturing industry in Nigeria.
The Director General who was represented by the Director, Research Design and Development, Mr. F.M.Achiv while urging the participants to take the training seriously, expressed optimistic that the training would help improve the Nigeria car manufacturing industry and thereby given a boost to the country’s economy.
In his remarks, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Coscharis Group Nigeria Limited, Mr. Cosmas Maduka represented by the company’s Head, Solution business for solid works , Clement Nnedu, said his company would do everything to ensure the success of the trainees.
While urging the youths to stay focus and be resilient in their training , he noted that the designed components by the youths would be used in Nigeria after its prototype is tested and certified okay it will now be mass produced to meet global market standards.
Maduka, also sought for the federal government’s partnership in this regard, maintaining that as a major representative of Solidworks products and services in Nigeria, it would help boost the economy of the country and reduce unemployment in the youths.
He noted that a vehicle was made up of about 3,000 spare parts, stressing that if one or two of the parts could be designed electronically and it functions perfectly, then the designer would have written his or her name in gold.
A total of 18 youths participated in the training from the southeast zone. This was in continuation of the training that earlier started in the north-west (Sokoto state) and other geo-political zones of the country.