The Managing Director of Equilog Technical Service, Mr Aaron Iyama has said that over 3,985 trainees graduated from his organisation’s various training programmes to become experts in crane, forklift, excavator and container handling operations.
During the 49th graduation ceremony and awards presentation recently in Lagos, Iyama said: “We are unveiling the 49th batch of graduates from our training programme today. This batch has a total of 85 trainees, cumulative figures of 3,985 trainees.
“At Equilog, we are a team of technical service providers in the heavy equipment industry. We are on a mission to provide technologically driven solutions and empowerment by imparting employable skills and technical training that enhance growth and productivity in the heavy equipment space.
“In our over 12 years of entering the market, we have been able to successfully train personnel for both corporate and individual clients across Nigeria.
“This is due to the strong appeal of our services which have endeared us to a number of corporate organisations in the construction, mining, port and terminal operations.
“These partners have benefitted immensely from our training in form of refresher training module targeted at updating personnel skills in cargo handling and safety of heavy machinery”.
Iyama explained that Equilog trainees, who range from school certificate to degree holders, do not have to have engineering background as the training programme has been designed on 20 per cent theory and 80 per cent practical.
This, he said, ensures proficiency, using work-based learning structure and instructors who have garnered combined experiences ranging from five to 30 years in the heavy equipment industry.
“Let me place on record that this result is achieved within one to three months, depending on the programme of choice.
For instance, the forklift training lasts for three weeks, truck driving lasts eight weeks, while crane training lasts 10 weeks.
“Without mincing words, our experience in the market has shown that the role of Equiplog is key in the industrialisation of Nigeria: and we are well positioned to play that role.
“Our training and skill acquisition programme is one way of investing in the youth of our dear nation thereby helping to combat unemployment, crimes and poverty.
“Therefore, we implore stakeholders to partner with us in delivering employable up-to-date skills that will drive our economy in the heavy equipment sector”, Iyama further said.