IN its effort towards promoting advanced engineering training in the country, Chevron Nigeria Limited, last week, donated an AutoCAD studio with modern equipment and software to the School of Engineering, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH).
The studio is equipped with 21 computers with software accessories and facilities for engineering drawing and computer-aided designs in support of the college’s modern teaching and learning techniques.
Welcoming the Chevron team, led by its General Manager, Nigerian Content Development, Mr. R. Wilcox, the Rector, YABATECH, Dr. (Mrs.) Margaret Kudirat Ladipo, lauded Chevron’s gesture, adding that its purpose was to drive the standard of teaching and learning in the college along contemporary trends.
She said that the studio will provide the opportunity for the students to acquire the requisite computer skills and knowledge that would enable them hold their own in a progressively dynamic and competitive technological environment.
The College, she said, provided structural rehabilitation of the studio as well as electrical networking to demonstrate its commitment to the laudable project with the hope that it will herald a new dawn of collaborative partnership.
According to her, “l look forward to a bright future that would see a greater number of our graduates finding ready and useful employment at Chevron after passing through relevant courses tailored for this purpose”
She added that this is of paramount importance for the achievement of Federal Government’s Vision 20:20:20 and Transformation Agenda in the need for the nation’s tertiary institutions to produce graduates with skills and competencies relevant to the socio-economic and technological development of the Nigerian society.
The handing over of the AutoCAD studio will to a large extent assist to bridge the gap between labour competence and industrial requirement, she reiterated.
The Rector added that the College is eager for the take off of the second phase of the collaboration that would further cement the relationship between the giant oil company and the nation’s premier tertiary institution.
Dr. Ladipo called for the support of Chevron in the area of industrial relations where staff of the company would industrial knowledge to the college students in the area of teaching and learning.