The Continuing efforts of ensuring that Nigeria gets its place of pride when it comes to professionals in building construction and artisans essentially has found its way-out from the doldrums it has been wallowing.
For instance, many applications that comes without strength and good practice in the modules of elasticity discouraging deformation and rigidity in our today’s modern technology must have an ideal structure in terms of policy formulation or good partnership understanding in the way honey-treat Trade Academy had done with Bosch international training professionals in use of tools to infuse more competence in our building industry.
This has become necessary in other to diagnose in-situ conditions of the levels of artisans and professional engagements in redefining our built environment coming with the maximum level of standards
Unemployment today is eating deep on the fibre of progress in Nigeria; The artisan on their own has no means of moving toward their future fulfilments in their carrier as a result of lack of skill acquisition. Adding to that is the way the influx of foreign artisan counterparts from neighbouring countries are allowed to flood construction sector in the country, encouraging unemployment and governments role in ensuring that those developments are discouraged is becoming more gearing by the day, creating more challenges and not finding a solving solution mechanism to it.
The national bureau of statistics (NBC) in its last quarterly report indeed agree that Nigeria’s active population falls within the average age of thirty-six to forty-five, it also said that higher proportion of our population is within the context of the youths. Although, unemployment is said to be on the high side then, what seems to be the solution lies within. But unfortunately, there is no urgent policy redirection towards it.
Many concerns that have been raised by stakeholders is centred on the potentials of Nigeria as a country is having on its active population that must need much support from the government in other that much of it is tapped for the nation’s growth and developments but unfortunately, many of this developments are still left to be desired.
The practice of technological innovation and support that so many artisans and professionals are lacking coming with the idea of creating more employment in that direction is becoming a realizable objective as Nigeria’s foremost institute Honey-Treat Trade Academy has blazed the trail through its partnership understanding with Bosch, an international organisation from Germany that moulds its professionals and artisans with competence, speed and reliability in ensuring environmental sustainability . This, it did by putting together a two days training with the Theme “Use of Construction Tools and Equipment”. The idea, according to the organizers of the event is to “Train The Trainers’’ accordingly, developments of these kinds is about redefining the future of many instructors in the construction industry that has something to do with competence where it professionals is able to acquire special knowledge in technological innovation and in-return, are able to impact on the larger quantum of artisans that is expected to give standard output when the need for construction and efficiency is needed.
Speaking at the event is the chief executive officer, Honey-Treat Trade Academy, Builder Soyebi told urban news-online correspondent that bulk of the work artisans do were menial jobs like a bike rider. “I go around as builder inviting artisans for site-work as a result of their inability to get sufficiency in the job just because they lack requisite skills has become more of disadvantage on their part, leading to low patronage”.
He said most of the jobs (construction related) that those so-called artisans do has been taken over by foreigners as the question arose as to the reason that the whole developments are happening that and it was based on these we discover that much of those artisans do not have requisite skills the reason many clients opts for foreigners.
“This are the reasons our partnership with Bosch international is put together to train the trainers where they can be able to give the needed skills to our instructors to be harmed with what it takes for prospective professionals to make use of them other than the alternative”.
On the need to key into artisan’s continuous training, he said the reason honey-Treat Trade Academy is putting in place those training for its instructors to further train many Nigerians who are willing to get the best in construction tools with requisite know how, a justification for putting up the training indeed. He said seventy percent of Nigerians are youths and as a result, the government must come to the understanding of keying into vocational training in other than it engages its youth.
“Our Academy is ready to do a solid partnership with the government the reason we sort to partner with Bosch international to help give our instructors the needed training in other to help our teaming youths grow with having more engagements in activities of construction and development that is capable enhancing our the resourceful economy”.
The led instructor of Bosch International who equally serves as sales manager Mr Abdullahi Nurudeen, in an interactive session urban express news correspondent said he shared the same vision with honey-Treat Trade Academy in empowering youths "as we realised that most of the youths in the construction industry lack the understanding of modern technology".
“We do understand that those instructors under this training arraignment have professional skills but with the tools shown to them today, it has really given them a new understanding of how modern technology works”.
For instance, "last year we supported Lagos state carpentry and welder association and the turn up was massive and very encouraging".
“We understand that the job is tedious and the reason we are working with honey-Treat Academy to see how all said is made easy for every sector of our professionals and artisan in the country”.
He said So far, we have been bringing smiles to different faces of Nigerian artisan and coming with the partnership with honey-Treat Academy, it should come easy with the use construction technology tools.
“We are pretty sure that with the way things are going, honey-treat Academy will not be able to contend with the many trainees that would be coming to them”.
“At present, we’ve got ninety trainees that have indicated interest and our projection is having two hundred trainees every year”.
According to him, what should not be done is seeing a lot of our political leaders, in their understanding of empowerments, give out rice, beans and other stuff, this is no justification as life benefit. “Our political leaders should think on how to teach our people how to catch fish and not give them fish alone.”
"Adding that they can do this by coming to Honey-Treat Academy with good partnership understanding where artisans are equipped with all needed tools coming with modern technology with the ingredients of competence in it”.