Chevron trains 58 youth on operation, maintenance

Chevron19 November 2013, Lagos – Chevron Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of the United States energy giant, Chevron Corporation, has graduated 58 Nigerian youths trained in operations and maintenance.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony held recently at TCC Ogere in Ogun State, the Chairman and Managing Director of Chevron Nigeria Limited, Mr. Andrew Fawthrop, represented by Mrs. Yinka Sokoya, congratulated the graduating trainees.

She noted that the graduates were “among the brand new professionals who had the potentials to contribute immensely to the growth and development of oil and gas industry in Nigeria.”

Fawthrop explained that 58 trainees were graduated bringing the total number of people who had been so trained at Ogere to 396, with its alumni working in Chevron, while others have been employed by Chevron contractors and other institutions.

“Another 101 trainees will be graduating in the first quarter of 2014 and we are pleased that the trainees that graduated met and exceed the high expectation of the industry. The Chevron Way guides our action and we strongly believe in building local capacity and this will continue to reflect in the output of our graduating trainees. Our actions are a demonstration of our unwavering commitment to the Federal Government’s Nigerian Content Development policy,” she added.

“In 2006, Chevron Nigeria Limited set out to organise the Operation and Maintenance (O and M) training scheme to enable Nigerian young men and women whose talents will be nurtured to grow and create a lasting legacy for years to come” she said.

She pointed out that before NCD and NOGIC acts, the company is aware that the training was going to be a success and a value adding proposition.

While appreciating Chevron’s partnership, Cegelec Prime Atlantic Nigeria Limited, the company which execute the Chevron O and M training programme initiative, the Chevron boss pointed out that that it has created immense opportunities for many Nigerian graduates to get specialised training.

– This Day

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