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Wow! It's a big one, the Aliko Dangote Foundation is currently hosting a candidates’ training program


 Wow! It's a big one, the Aliko Dangote Foundation is currently hosting a candidates’ training program

The idea of establishing a shared Vocational Skills Training Programme arose from a shared vision about addressing the serious deficit in vocational skills required in the manufacturing sector in Nigeria. 

These organizations have both been involved in promoting dual-track technical and vocational training and education for many years. In addition to that, the enhancement of the Nigerian-German relationship between companies and related institutions is another key matter of importance. The training center at the Dangote Academy provides a unique opportunity for an institutionalized get-together and experience exchange.


Applications are invited for:

Title: Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) – VDMA Technical Training Programme

Location: Obajana, Kogi

About the Programme


The ADF-VDMA Technical Training Program is a collaboration between the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF), the VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association), and its foundation of young talents in Mechanical Engineering (Nachwuchsstiftung Maschinenbau).


 The initiative offers high-quality education and training to young Nigerians who seek to acquire skills in Mechanical and Electrical Technology. The training program is based on the German model of dual-track vocational training.

The newly built-up facility at the Dangote Academy in Obajana provides perfect conditions for technical training with modern classrooms, highly-qualified trainers, sophisticated learning tools, and state-of-the-art training equipment – mostly provided by German companies. The training center also functions as a central meeting place and venue for Nigerian and German companies.

Duration will be a minimum of 18 months.

Comprises various theoretical and practical training as well as exposure to industrial work experience in allied companies.

Includes continuous assessment processes and appraisals.

Course Programme:

The course programme focuses on the disciplines below:

·                     Short Courses Mechanical Programme

·                     Short Courses Electrical Programme

Full Trade Vocational Training Mechanical Programme

It consists of:

·                     Seven short courses for advanced training which last between 2 and 4 weeks.

·                     A 30-months professional, dual full trade vocational training course.

Advantages of the Aliko Dangote Foundation Training Programme

·                     Combines Nigerian requirements with German expertise and technology know-how

·                     Includes theoretical as well as practical modules at companies

·                     Instructions by Nigerian educators and trainers trained and qualified in collaboration with German companies

·                     High-standard facilities with modern equipment, learning tools, and appropriate accommodation for the trainees

·                     Benefit from NWS’ long-standing experiences in industry-ready vocational training

·                     Access to a lively network of Nigerian and German companies.

·                     The focus areas of the training are mechanics, electronics and mechatronics. Companies or individuals active in these areas are invited to use the new training center for the qualification of their employees.

The training is open to the following groups:

  •        School leavers and trainees seeking qualifications in the occupational fields of mechanics, electronics, and mechatronics.
  •   Technical specialists from companies in the manufacturing industry, who seek further training as part of their professional activity.
  •   Instructors who seek empowerment to conduct advanced training and courses.

Learning Facilities

·       The training takes place at Dangote Academy, the Dangote Training Center in Obajana where the partners .have built additional training facilities for the Nigerian-German training project. This state-of-the-art center is equipped with modern classrooms, computer and technical drawing rooms as well as electrical, automation, instrumentation, and mechanical workshops.

·                     There are also accommodations for the students, a cafeteria, and an administrative wing. Modern leisure facilities are in the planning and will round off a pleasant stay on the Dangote Academy Campus.

Admission Criteria for Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) VDMA Technical Training Programme 2022:

·                     Admission age bracket: 16–22 years

·                     Educational background: 5 credits in O’ Level Sciences

·                     Possession of one of the following certificates: WAEC (SSCE), NABTEB(NTC), NECO (SSCE)

·                     Applicants must be graduates of a Technical College.

Application Closing Date

30th April 2022.


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·                     Candidates can only submit a single application.

·                     Only electronic applications will be considered.

·                     Kindly ensure that the email address and phone number are active and valid.

·                     Admission is subject to passing an aptitude test and oral interview.

·                     Trainees are not Dangote employees and the training is not a pre-employment program.

·                     Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


All inquiries relating to the Technical Training Programme should be sent to:

Refer to the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) Training Training Application Portal for authentic info.


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