Schneider Electric, a leading firm in energy management and digital transformation, has announced plans to train its engineers abroad to reinforce their capacity.
The company said exposing the engineers to specialised training would have a multiplier effect on Nigeria and other African countries as they are expected to come back to train others and also provide technical services.
The General Manager, Process Automation, Schneider Electric (West Africa), Mr Ajibola Akindele, said this in Lagos that Schneider Electric was committed to capacity building and local content in the sector.
“We continue to expose our staff to foreign training and they return to train others back in Nigeria and service other African countries such as Ghana, Kenya, Cote d’ Ivoire and Uganda,” he said.
“In addition to training for its engineers, Schneider Electric has commissioned a JAMB exam centre in Bonny Kingdom for the youths on the Island and is also deploying subsidized training programs in electrical and solar energy for Nigerian youth to boost local competencies,’’ he said.
On power and oil sector, Akindele said the company has in its 20 years of existence supported the country’s power and oil sector by providing ground-breaking technologies to improve power supply and operation efficiency.
“Schneider Electric has over the years, supplied power and control processes equipment and critical infrastructure to support oil and gas industry operations, whether for LNG plants or FPSOs.
“Some of Schneider Electric’s offerings to the oil industry include control systems, SCADA, cyber security, software optimisation, asset performance and AI. Our activities also cover downstream operations like refineries solutions on controls and safety,” the General Manager said.
Schneider Electric is the only NCEC Category A certified company in Nigeria in the areas of process control, safety, SCADA, telecoms, low and medium voltage electrical equipment. It also boasts of several certifications from different regions across the world, where it operates.
The company is an advocate of local content implementation as 95 per cent of its employees are Nigerians. It also has over a hundred indigenous partners who undergo several trainings and certifications to deliver services on the company’s equipment.