Bells Unversity unveils skills development centre
Vice Chancellor of the Bells University of technology, Prof. Isaac Adebayo Adeyemi says the introduction of the Skills Development and Resource Centre (SDRC) is part of efforts geared towards improving the capacity of students of the university and other stakeholders.
Speaking at the commencement of training at the Centre, he disclosed that the university is in partnership with different companies with the aim of bringing the classroom into the industry.
Prof. Adeyemi described the training as a milestone, which would boost the quality of graduates and non-graduate, promote collaboration model between the university and industry and contribute to human capacity development of Nigeria.
He advised participants that they would have no regrets participating in the programme irrespective of financial commitments it might demand adding that the institution looks up to them as ambassadors of the programme.
The director of the Centre and acting Dean College of engineering, Dr. Adeoye Ojo believed that participants would emerge as icons of engineering that would move the industrial sector of the country forward with the qualities of resource persons assigned for the programme.
He told The Guardian that partnering industrial sectors are making their equipment available to compliment the classroom instructions.
Chairman Board of the Centre, Prof. Adebayo Sanni represented by one of the poisoners of ship making in Nigeria and a facilitator of the training, Rear Adm. Emeraku Ijioma (Rtd) lauded the initiative, as it will create a platform for making participants employable.
Some of the participants, Master Yusuf Oluwatosin and Miss Olayinka Bukola thanked the management of the school for providing an avenue that would create more chance of being employable in Nigeria and global industrial sectors.
Participants were trained in Subsea-engineering which was the main theme, quality, health and safety of the environment, welding and fabrication amongst other fields while certificates were issued at the end of the training.