Nestlé Nigeriacommissionsthird technical training center in Nigeria
Anthonia Ehibor is one of the twentytraineesadmitted intoan18-month Technical
Training program at Nestlé Nigeria’s newestTechnical Training Center(TTC)atthe
company’s Flowergate Factory in Ogun State.
Anthonia, an indigene of Edo State with an Ordinary National Diploma(OND)in
Engineering from the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, aspires to develop her technical
competence in order to secure a good job in her chosen field. “I need toearn an
income to meet my needsand to support myfamily,” she said.
NestléTechnical Training Center, Flowergateis the third facilityset up by Nestléin
the country,in line with her commitment tohelpyoung people build the capabilities
and skills they need to contribute towards accelerating industrialization.
The first technical training centre was inaugurated in 2011at Nestlé’sAgbara factory
in Ogun Stateand in 2017, openedthe second centre in theAbaji factory, in the
Federal Capital Territory to cater for young people in the Northern part of the country.
Trainees participate in anintensive 18-month program which builds their
competence in machining, mechanical fitting operations, electrical operations,
instrumentation operations and automation, culminating in the prestigious London
City and Guilds technical certificationexamination.
Speaking at the commissioning of the Flowergate TTC, the MD/CEO, Nestlé Nigeria,
Mr Wassim Elhusseini said,“The technical training programisan initiative of our
global flagship program, Nestlé Needs Youth. The programis one of the sustainable
pathways through which we contribute to meeting the technical needs in the industry
whileenabling young Nigerians access economic opportunities.Youngpeople have
a key role to playin shaping the future we desire. We are determined to remain at the
forefront of the fight against youth unemployment by helping young people develop
the capabilities and skills they need to contribute towards accelerating the
industrialization we need to grow our economy”.