- A Nigerian, Odijie Irabor, gets certified in automotive mechatronics from Germany
- Irabor obtained the certificate after a 3-year training course at Gelsenkircheny
- The technician advises young Africans in Germany to ensure that they get certified training in any areas of their interest
A young Nigerian, Odijie Irabor, has achieved his life-long dream by qualifying as a technician in automotive mechatronics.
Irabor was as presented with a certificate on Wednesday 12 July in the western German city of Marl after successfully completing a 3-year training course at Gelsenkirchen, during which he acquired skills across automotive-specific mechanics, electronics, communication and advanced control.
Automotive mechatronics is a recently established course. It is also a multidisciplinary field that involves the integration of automotive mechanical and electronic systems.
The course was introduced because of the increasing complexity of automobiles, entailing the integration of computer and communication electronics into their mechanical systems.
All over the world, specialists in automotive mechatronics are being sought after.
Irabor said he underwent the training under Germany’s Dual Vocational Training system.
The dual system involves trainees to attend classes at a vocational school and receive on-the-job training at a company.
The automotive mechatronics graduate advised young Africans in Germany to ensure that they get certified training in any areas of their interest because that will prepare them for a successful career in the employment market.
He said: "There is no way you will be unemployed if you have a good Ausbildung (training).
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“You will always find a good job as many companies in Germany already have acute problems training enough people for the continuation of their operations in the country.
“I advise every African living in Germany to learn something, because it is the lazy man that does the hardest job in Germany.
Meanwhile, five ex-militants were among the 1,468 lawyers called to the Nigerian Bar by the Body of Benchers at the International Conference Centre, Abuja on July 13, 2017.
NAIJ.com learnt that the lucky militants are Barrister Ajama Ebiwolatei Nimibofa, Barrister Iluyemi Timibra Ernest, Barrister Ogbemerun Adebanjo, Barrister Perekekeme Andrew Efe and Barrister Yanyangbini Eric Pere.
They were part of the militants who gave up their arms and were sent to school under the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
Barr. Yanyangbini Eric Pere, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues was full of appreciation for late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua for providing the amnesty platform for youths in the region to be empowered educationally through the scholarship scheme.
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