In a bid to improve the capacity of the workforce in the power sector, the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has begun the training of 36 graduates on a 12 months internship programme to hone their skills.
Speaking during the induction of the Batch A successful applicants for the programme in Abuja, the Executive Director, Corporate Services of NDPHC, Nkechi MBA, stated that the programme was established to enable graduates of engineering to have practical experience of how the power sector operates.
“We have the best resources in terms of power sector knowledge and we have to pass that to help young engineering graduates to be able to access that knowledge that gives them an advantage in trying to find jobs and placement in the sector as well as choosing their career projection.”
Mba said the programme is to help the new generation of engineers to add value to their careers while learning from the best brains in the sector and their career growth.
She added that the interns were chosen from the six geo-political zones, after undergoing a series of tests with the best applicants selected.
On his part, the Executive Director, Generation, Kazeem Abdullahi, said the company has competent engineers and the programme would add to the pool of engineers by going through the base, picking young engineering graduates and building them on the right track to be very competent to improve the power sector.