The Aliko Dangote Foundation VDMA Technical Training Programme involves the collaboration between the Aliko Dangote Foundation, the VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) and its Foundation for Young Talent in Mechanical Engineering (Nachwuchsstiftung Maschinenbau gGmbH – NWS).
The idea of establishing a shared Vocational Skills Training Programme arose from a shared vision about addressing the serious deficit in vocational skills required in the manufacturing sector in Nigeria.
These organizations have both been involved in promoting dual track technical and vocational training and education for many years. In addition to that, the enhancement of the Nigerian-German relationship between companies and related institutions is another key matter of importance.
The ADF-VDMA partnership aims at first-rate qualification for industrial personnel based on the German model of dual track training. The training programme is designed for the needs of the Nigerian industry and sustained by the expertise of German engineering.
It offers vocational training for industrial workers as well as train-the-trainer programmes. The training concept is based on dual-track vocational training which combines theoretical and practical aspects.
To be considered for the ADF-VDMA, you must:
- Admission age bracket: 16–22 years
- Educational background: 5 credits in O’ Level Sciences
- Possession of one of the following certificates: WAEC (SSCE), NABTEB(NTC), NECO (SSCE)
- Applicant must be a graduate of a Technical College
Scholarship Duration and Reward
- The Basic Engineering training will last for 18 months after which exceptional candidates will proceed to the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering training for an additional 12 months.
- Combines Nigerian requirements with German expertise and technology know-how
Includes theoretical as well as practical modules at companies
Instructions by Nigerian educators and trainers trained and qualified in collaboration with German companie
High-standard facilities with modern equipment, learning tools and appropriate accommodation for the trainees
Benefit from NWS’ long-standing experiences in industry-ready vocational training
Access to a lively network of Nigerian and German companies
The course programme focuses on three core disciplines:
• Short Courses Mechanical Programme
• Short Courses Electrical Programme
• Full Trade Vocational Training Mechanical Programme
It consists of:
– seven short courses for advanced training which last between 2 and 4 weeks. and
– a 30-months professional, dual full trade vocational training course
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates can click on the button below to commence their application.