….approves appointment of Management Team for the Centre
In accordance with The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Guidelines, the Management, led by the Recror, Engr Dr. Kadiri Kamoru Oluwatoyin FNSE has established Skill Development Centre (SDC) in the Federal Polytechnic Offa and approved the appointment of Management Team led by the Coordinator, Engr. Tech Alabi Abdullateef Olatunde for the Center.
Determined to hit the ground running and make the Centre a perfect platform to train and provide hands-on experience to students, the newly appointed Management Team held an interactive session on modalities to ensure a smooth kickoff and standardization of the Centre.
In his opening address, the Coordinator, Engr. Tech. Alabi Abdulateef noted that the primary purpose of SDC in the Polytechnic is to create opportunities for the institution and strengthen its capacity to offer dual training programmes. He added that SDC programme provides opportunity for both formal and informal candidates leading to certification of National Skill Qualification (NSQ).
While addressing other members of the centre, he noted that the Skill Development Centre has gotten NBTE approval to run three trades which are Welding and Fabrication, Garment Making and GSM Repair. Member were further informed that for SDC to meet NBTE standard, it must meet some basic requirements as stated in the NBTE guidelines.
Speaking on the issue of Capacity Building for SDC staff, the Centre Coordinator informed the members that training and retraining of SDC staff is a key factor in NBTE guidelines and equally a continuous professional development. He however enjoined SDC satff to look for conference/seminars related to their occupational areas and submit for approval by the Management.
Subsequently, roles and responsibilities have been assigned to each stakeholder at the Centre in order to allow for a smoother process and boosting operational efficiency, the coordinator emphasised that defining roles and responsibilities would allow members to know what is expected of them and guide them while discharging their duties.
He therefore appreciated the Polytechnic Management led by the Rector, Engr. Dr. Kadiri Kamoru Olawatoyin FNSE for the appointment of every member in the Centre. He assured the Management of making the centre to achieve its set goals and add value to the Polytechnic.
Following the interactive session, members proceeded on physical facility inspection of the allocated buildings for the Centre at the Mini Campus where members were taken round the buildings by the Director, Poly Consult, Dr. Kolawole Ibikunle to inspect and decide on which furniture and other materials to retain or evacuate from the buildings.
The appointed pioneer staff for Skill Development Centre are:
1. Engr. Tech. Alabi Abdullateef Olatunde, Centre Coordinator
2. Mrs Eyiwumi Olaide Shogo, Quality Assurance Assessor
3. Mr. Adeyemi Simeon Adedoyin, Quality Assurance Assessor
4. Mr. Faruq Umar Aliyu Quality Assurance Assessor
5.Mr. Lawal Abdulkabir Hammed, Librarian
6. Mr. Ojo Joseph Babalola, Industrial Workplace Officer
7. Mr. Otunola Olumoroti, Marketing Officer
8. Mr. Ibrahim Ismail, Financial Officer
9. Mrs. Rasheedat Olatunji, ICT Officer
10. Mr. Yusuf Tajudeen Olanrewaju, Public Relations Officer