NDDC/ESI Skills Acquisition Programme Application for Dec 2017 – Feb 2018 [How to Apply]


NDDC/ESI Skills Acquisition Programme Application 2017/2018

For Training in Home Finishing Skills: Online Application is invited from suitable Nigerians willing to be trained in the fields of artisans and artistry to fill and submit an online application by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and get trained on a skill acquisition programme to be sponsored by the commission. The full details can be read below as you continue reading.

The Home Finishing Skills programme is structured to address and fill the yawning gap of skilled craftsmen and craftsmanship in finishing of construction projects, especially homes and offices in Nigeria. This programme, therefore, seek to develop those interested and trained them under the supervision of world-class experts from the United Kingdom (UK), for 100  qualified participants, in the first instance of the programme.

The skills training will be in the following areas;

  • P Ceiling installation
  • Screening
  • Decoration
  • Floor Tiling
  • Electrical wiring
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing


Aim of the NDDC/ESI Skills Acquisition Programme

The main aim of the programme is to provide an opportunity for young people and artisans to develop improved work skills and knowledge, and to enable participants to significantly improve their chances of gaining long-term employment and sustainable business opportunities in their chosen fields.

 NDDC/ESI Skills Acquisition Programme Duration

The training programme is planned for last 4 weeks, with students/participants attending other development activities. The activity is to commence from January 10th – February 2018.

It is already anticipated that there will be 100 students per cycle. So students will have some skills. Knowledge and competence of the subject matter. please note that all training, assessment, and materials will be in the English Language.

Qualification for the NDDC/ESI Skills Acquisition 2017-2018

There will be some minimal qualification which will range from the School Cert, City & Guild or above in relevant crafts. Hands- on knowledge of and experience in specific trade/skill is required.only practicing tradesmen and women will be considered. Those who have no working experience in above-stated skills areas need not apply. Please note that candidates must hail from the Niger Delta Region.

Age: 18-35years

Location for the NDDC/ESI Skills Acquisition programme 2017-2018

The training center will be at the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri, Imo state, Nigeria. The training format will be a mix of practical workshop based teaching of skills and knowledge, coupled with work- simulated competence assessment.

This programme has been developed by and is the copyright of ESI. It will be based on the requirements taken from relevant UK occupational standards and associated qualifications which will be contextualized to meet the requirements in Nigeria. The programme will last for four (4) weeks.

Capacity building benefit package will be offered to top achieving students, while certificates will be issued to students upon satisfactory achievement of all the skills assessment criteria.

Closing date for application

Applications close on the 8th December 2017

Click Here to Start Your Application

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