PAN Learning  Centre Approved  As Grade A Technical  Skills Development  Partner – MD

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PAN MD/CEO, mr. Ibrahim Boyi (right) with the Zonal Head of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Kaduna, Yahaya Manu who represented his DG, Sir Joseph Ari at the graduation ceremony of TSDP)/Modern Motor Maintenance Technique (MAMT) at the company's factory in Kaduna on Wednesday. Photo: BASHIR BELLO DOLLARS

By KATO P. LADAN,  Kaduna

The Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN)  Learning  Center (PLC)  was recently  approved  as a Grade A partner  of the Technical Skills Development Project (TSDP) as a result  of its  commitment and expertise  in that field.

MD CEO,  Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN), Mr. Ibrahim  Boyi  expressed  this while  speaking  at the graduation  ceremony of TSDP)/Modern  Motor Maintenance  Technique (MAMT) at the company’s  factory in  Kaduna  on Wednesday.

“PLC was chosen  as one of the Grade A partners  of TSDP because  of  its  quality of delivery,” he added.

He explained that  TSDP was rolled  out  because of  existing  manpower gap  that existed.

He assured  that  PLC will sustain  the quality.

Boy said that  90 per cent  of their  trainees  have become  gainfully employed  and sustaining  not just themselves  or families,  but  others  who they  employ.

“Since  the setting  up of PLC,  1,119 have graduated  from here  and 90 per cent of them  have been  gainfully  employed, ” he stated.

The PAN CEO  said that in furtherance of their  commitment to empowering the youth,  they made  a commitment  that  when they provide  skills,  they also provide  tools.

“As a result,  Shadetree  was launched  in January  and has been successful.

“Based  on the scheme,  we have gotten  partners.  Kano  State  is already  running  10 Shadetree outlets  to be manned  by graduates  from PLC.

“We want to  run a minimum  of six Shadetree outlets  nationwide  before  the year  runs  out,” he assured.

Speaking  further,  he said  that in ensuring  that the trainees  excel in their various  fields,  part  of additional  training  they give to Shadetree  trainees  is entrepreneurial  training.

Still  on successes  being  recorded by PLC,  he said  that they have successfully  emerged  winners  of a bid for the design  and setting up of an automotive training  centre  in Abuja

“I am glad to  announce PLC has been awarded  the designing  and setting  up of the NADDC centre  in Abuja.  PLC applied alongside others,  was shortlisted  and awarded  to design,  build an automotive  design centre  in Abuja,” he added.

Speaking  further,  he said that when  they train  graduands,  their aim is to empower  them.

” What pleases  us is to see that we transform  lives.  We take these  graduands ,we try to  impact these  life skills into them.

“We also have  zero  tolerance for indiscipline. We had  to dismiss  one student  from this set  trainees  for act of dishonesty. It was a difficult  decision,  but it was one we had to take.  It would  also serve  as a lesson  to others,” he disclosed.

Boyi  added that PLC and it’s parent  body PAN,  is also committed  to focusing on the alumni.

“We will  make sure we build a robust  alumni list,” he assured.

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