As part of the efforts towards development of young women in engineering and addressing the unemployment challenges in the country, the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), under the leadership of Engr Funmilola Ojelade has launched the flagship programme, Tool and Tiara in conjunction with Tranos Contracting Ltd, on Monday.
Executed in partnership with Tranos Contracting Ltd, the initiative aims to build the capacity of women in selected technical fields and provides opportunity for them to acquire experiences needed for their career advancement. The internship will take the participants through various processes in manufacturing and production towards excellence.
The induction ceremony which held at the Training hall of the company was witnessed by the national and state leadership representatives of the Association. The team, aside Engr Funmilola Ojelade included the Past President, Engr Idiat Amusu, National Publicity Secretary, Engr. Bosede Oyekunle.. Lagos Chairman, Engr Mary Afolayan, Deputy National Chairman of NIMechE, Engr Funmi Akingbagbohun, and the Administrative Secretary, Mrs. Ngozi Egbeinyon.
Speaking at the induction programme, Ojelade expressed joy at the realization of the Initiative. She counselled the young trainees to make the best of the opportunity. She emphasized the need for the beneficiaries to develop “can-do attitude” and not allow their gender or the nature of engineering to limit them.
She described the initiative as investment in their career development and urged them to make APWEN proud and be role models in and out of the company. She announced that the programme will also include mentorship while performance will be measured upon completion. She further stated APWEN is driven by desire to empower more women and prepare them for leadership in their fields.
Earlier, the Training Manager Mr. Joshua Zelibe has taken the trainees through series of introductory courses specifically designed for them. He also familiarized them with the company’s operations and work culture. This includes the capabilities and opportunities awaiting the trainees. Each session was taken along with selected technical case studies.
During his presentation, Zelibe said Tranos holds ISO 45001:2018 certification, a new international standard for an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS). This is a demonstration of the company’s commitment to providing a healthy and safe work environment while creating world-class products and services. It also reduces organizational risk; and runs with strict integration of health and safety policies in daily activities.
APWEN Tools & Tiara is an initiative of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) in partnership with Tranos Contracting Ltd, to develop technical and vocational skills among female participants. The Implementing partner, Tranos Contracting Ltd, will provide the Trainees an opportunity to acquire practical skills in different engineering work areas such as Welding, Machine Operators (Gasket, Injection molding), Assemblers, Powder-coating, etc. under the supervision of highly trained and qualified professionals.
Trainees will join Tranos workforce and work alongside engineer and technologists for the duration of their programme. They will receive a stipend to cover basic daily expenses related to the program, such as meals and transportation.
Tranos is an engineering and manufacturing leader; adding value to lives through innovative solutions. In over 12 years of existence, Tranos has grown into a reputable and internationally recognized brand, providing innovative products like: Enclosures, Electrical Panels, Switchgears, Cable Trays and Ladders, Racks, Switches and Sockets. Tranos also provides fabrication, installation and maintenance services to the oil and gas industry.
Report by Isqil Najim (@Isqilnajim)