TWI's partner in Nigeria, Inspection and Tests Nigeria Limited (ITL), recently opened a new inspection and training facility in Port Harcourt. The 8,100 square metre facility consists of a large, walled compound containing first class resources for classroom-based training and workshop-based welder training, as well as provision for mechanical testing and radiographic inspection.
TWI has recognised the potential for delivering world class training in the region and is supporting ITL with the secondment of one of TWI's most experienced trainers, Tom Woolhouse. As well as first-hand experience of TWI's welding research, Tom is also qualified to deliver TWI's globally recognised welding inspection courses and welder training.
Dr Chris Peters, TWI's Global Training and Examination Services Manager attended the opening on the 12 December 2011, along with local dignitaries including His Royal Highness Eze G.B, Wodi (JP) Eze Elelenwo Etor, ITL's CEO, Sam Azoka Onyechi and other distinguished guests and representatives of the press.
This initiative will provide a valuable service to industry in the region and will be a vehicle for upskilling Nigeria's workforce to become competitive in the local and global workplace.
The following programmes are regularly scheduled in Lagos and Port Harcourt:
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