Feb. 13, 2013
-- Lagos, February 2013:
Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, Chairman, Open Media Consulting, and former Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission inaugurated CADD Centre Lagos, the second training centre of India based CADD Centre in Nigeria, here today.
CADD Centre Lagos will provide world class training in Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Project Planning & Management for Nigerian engineering and project management professionals.
CADD Centre Lagos, and CADD Centre, Abuja, in Nigeria are expected to train 1500 professionals per annum in over 15 global CAD/CAE/CAM and Project Management products from Autodesk, PTC, Bentley, Siemens, and .
Commenting about the Centre, Mr S Karaiadiselvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre, said that CADD Centre is committed to enhancing the Nigeria's competitiveness by providing world class CAD and project management education customized to the needs of oil and non-oil based industries and services sector in Nigeria. “Today, Nigeria ranks third in Africa in factory output. This West African nation is fast becoming the powerhouse of Africa with the country focusing on infrastructure development. In this context, the country needs a vast pool of local talent well trained in software,“ Mr Karaiadiselvan said and added that CADD Centre in Nigeria will partner with higher education institutions, and corporate houses to identify the skill gaps that exist and offer customized training programs for students and professionals.
Talking about CADD Centre partnership, Mr Ayoola Jolayemi, CEO, Riverbank Technologies and Engineering Services Limited, which is the Master Franchise of CADD Centre in Nigeria and West Africa, said that CADD Centre will contribute to the improvement in skilled workforce in various engineering fields in Nigeria. “We will facilitate training in the areas of design, testing, analysis and Project Planning Management across various disciplines to improve productivity in and around the country. Some of these disciplines include oil and gas, power, telecoms and ICT among others“.
He added, “Local and multi-national companies are continuously looking for qualified or multi-skilled manpower who are in tune with latest technology. Hence over 95 per cent of corporate send their staff on international trainings outside Nigeria to acquire new skills. However, with the setting up of CADD Centres in Nigeria, they can be trained within the country, thus saving training cost both for companies and students“.