Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF-VDMA) Vocational Training Program 2022 for Young Nigerians

Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF-VDMA) Vocational Training Program 2022 for Young Nigerians

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF-VDMA) partnership involves the collaboration between the Aliko Dangote Foundation, the VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) and its Foundation for Young Talent in Mechanical Engineering (Nachwuchsstiftung Maschinenbau gGmbH – NWS). The idea of establishing a shared Vocational Skills Training Programme arose from a shared vision about addressing the serious deficit in vocational skills required in the manufacturing sector in Nigeria.

These organizations have both been involved in promoting dual track technical and vocational training and education for many years. In addition to that, the enhancement of the Nigerian-German relationship between companies and related institutions is another key matter of importance.

The training concept is based on dual-track vocational training which combines theoretical and practical aspects.

Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF-VDMA) Vocational Training Program 2022 Course Programme

The course programme focuses on three core disciplines:

  • Short Courses Mechanical Programme
  • Short Courses Electrical Programme
  • Full Trade Vocational Training Mechanical Programme
It consists of:
  1. seven short courses for advanced training which last between 2 and 4 weeks. and
  2. a 30-months professional, dual full trade vocational training course

Advanced Training – Short Courses

Participation in the Advanced Training Short Courses is open to:
  • Technical specialists from companies in the manufacturing industry, who receive further training as part of their professional activity
  • Instructors who seek empowerment to conduct advanced training and courses
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Mechanical Programme

The further training includes specialisation courses for mechanics in the fields of welding and brazing, vulcanisation as well as control technology and maintenance of machines. Industrial mechanics can continue their education in the field of mechanics and assembly.

Course Content Duration
Welding and Brazing • Work on pipes and fittings
• Production and repair of metal connections using various welding and cutting methods
3 weeks
Vulcanisation • Condition check and adjustment of conveyor belts
• Repair of damaged conveyor belts
2 weeks
Control Technology and Maintenance of Machines (for foremen) • Operation and evaluation of control systems
• Installation of updates
• Maintenance, diagnosis and troubleshooting
2 weeks
Basics in Mechanics and Assembly • Commissioning of machines
• Repair of small- and medium-sized machines
4 weeks

Electrical Programme

For electricians, specialisation courses are offered in the areas of electrical installations, electrical machines and measurement technology.

Course Content Duration
Electrical Installations • Electrical installation of machines and systems
• Cabling, checking and commissioning of the systems
3 weeks
Electrical Machines • System integration of electrical machines and generators
• Alignment, synchronization and application of different variants, e.g. Star, triangle, Dahlander, Wendeschütz and Steinmetz
4 weeks
Measurement Technology • Knowledge of various electrical measurement methods
• Recording the characteristics of electronic components
• Troubleshooting in electrical and electronic systems
3 weeks

Dual Vocational Training Full Trade Course

Industry Mechanic

The industrial Mechanical training consists of Basic Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. The Basic Engineering training will last for 18 months after which exceptional candidates will proceed to the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering training for an additional 12 months.

It comprises various theoretical and practical trainings as well as exposure to industrial work experience in various plants of the Dangote Group and Industry Partners in Nigeria. Additionally, it includes continuous assessment processes and appraisals.

Course Content Duration
Industrial Mechanic Training • Basics
• Basic Engineering
18 months
• Mechanics
• Electrics
12 months

Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF-VDMA) Vocational Training Program 2022 Admission Criteria

Admission age bracket: 16–22 years
  • Educational background: 5 credits in O’ Level Sciences
  • Possession of one of the following certificates: WAEC (SSCE), NABTEB(NTC), NECO (SSCE)
  • Applicant must be a graduate of a Technical College

The training takes place at Dangote Academy, the Dangote Training Centre in Obajana where the partners have built up additional training facilities for the Nigerian-German training project. This state of the art centre is equipped with modern classrooms, computer and technical drawing rooms as well as with electrical, automation, instrumentation and mechanical workshops.

There are also accommodations for the students, a cafeteria and an administrative wing. Modern leisure facilities are in planning and will round off a pleasant stay on the Dangote Academy Campus.


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