The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) on Tuesday held a kick-off ceremony marking the commencement of the Cadets Training Programme being organized with Stoilic Shipping Limited, a renowned maritime training school.
Penpushing reports that a statement by the board said the event was held in Apapa, Lagos State attended by representatives of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Stoilic shipping, and the cadets.
The statement added that the Cadet Sea Time training Programme is offering 10 Nigerian cadets real-world experience and hands-on instruction aboard international vessels, giving them the practical skills and information required for a successful career in the maritime sector.
Penpushing further reports that the Manager, Human Capacity Development, of the monitoring board Mr. Timbiri Augustine explained that the cadets are expected to receive extensive training in various elements of marine operations, safety protocols, navigation techniques, and industry best practices for 12 months.
‘This hands-on learning will prepare them to effectively acquire their Certificate of Competence (COC) which will prepare them to effectively contribute to the sector and make a positive impact on the nation’s economy’, he said.
Penpushing also reports that Augustine, hinted that the training is part of the Board’s core mandates, noting that the project started years ago with the training of 20 cadets and over 76 cadets have been trained so far.
The Manager, Human Capacity Development in the statement highlighted the sterling role Stoilic Shipping Limited played in facilitating the training and charged the cadets to be committed to this once in a lifetime opportunity.
‘The training curriculum was improved by Stoilic’s experience and competence in maritime solutions and it is expected that the company would provide advanced training modules that would comply with global marine standards, as well as provide training boats, and seasoned and experienced mentors’, the statement reads.
Penpushing reports that the Managing Director of Stoilic Shipping Limited, Mr. Lotanna Macfoy commended the board for always seeking to develop the capacity of Nigerians in the maritime sector and other areas of the energy and related industries.
The Director assured that the programme will equip the cadets with skills to become the best version of themselves and urged them to be determined regardless of the challenges they would face in the programme.
‘The Cadet Sea Time Training Programme is a vital aspect of NCDMB’s initiatives to strengthen local content development, increase employment prospects, and increase the participation of Nigerians in the international maritime arena’, the statement said.
‘Equally, the partnership with Stoilic supports the Board’s goal of fostering economic development and building sufficient and competent human capacities in all areas of the Nigerian oil and gas industry’, the statement added.
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