COREN reiterates deployment of Engineering graduates to relevant firms; tasks NYSC members on Skill Development

By Chimezie Anaso

The Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) STC Chairman Anambra State has called on young engineers to build on their academic training with practical skills while urging the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC to deploy the graduate engineers to relevant firms.

Engr Victor Meju, Chairman of COREN STC in Anambra,made this call when he led his team to NYSC orientation Camp in Mbaukwu Umuawulu, Anambra, on Thursday. where he delivered a lecture on the engineering profession and career progression.

Meju congratulated the corps member engineers for choosing and completing their courses in various fields in engineering, noting that engineering is one of the best professions.

He urged them not to abandon engineering but go into internship and mentorship programmes to develop their career. He added that there were areas in engineering where they could go into without much funds and earn good money without being employed or becoming contractors.

According to Meju, “as young engineers, you can explore opportunities in developing bill on engineering quantities, engineering designs, solar installation and other low hanging fruits in the engineering profession”.

Meju called on the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC to deploy engineering graduates to places where their career could be developed. He said Anambra is a huge construction site with more than 15 contractors executing engineering works in different places.

“COREN wants to call on the NYSC to please post engineering graduates to places where they can acquire practical skills; we have about 16 construction companies working in Anambra.

“Deployment should be in their various areas of specialty to enhance their experience. They need to go through internship, they need mentorship, we must encourage them to grow in their chosen career,” he said.

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