Cummins West Africa Limited (Nigeria), in a bid to improving gender diversity in its Technical Education for Communities program, recently partnered with “Lady Mechanic Initiative” to provide six months’ internship program to five lady mechanics.
Lady Mechanic Initiative is a non-governmental organization in Nigeria, established with the aim of empowering vulnerable girls/women with mechanical and technical skills training, classroom curriculum in auto mechanic / electrician, professional driving, generator repairs, speedboat repairs and plumbing.
Kwame Gyan–Tawiah Managing Director; Cummins West Africa Limited said that Technical Education for Communities is a global initiative that targets the technical skills gap through local vocational education programs. ‘’TEC delivers a standardized education program and set of tools to help education partners develop market-relevant curriculum, teacher training, career guidance and the practical experience needed by young professionals’’.
Joy Azubuike, one of the interns, expressed her delight in being part of the program; “This is a great opportunity given to me by the Management and staff of CWAL; in these 6 months, I have learnt so much about work ethics and gen set operations.
During the internship, the ladies were trained on basic principles of Cummins Gen set operations, assembling, troubleshooting and repair. The internship also provided the ladies an opportunity at their first corporate work environment.
Cummins West Africa Limited is a dynamic, customer focused power solutions firm specializing in the sale and maintenance of Cummins Power Generation Diesel. Its state of heart in-house canopy fabrication facility produces high quality products as per Cummins Power Generation standards and engineered to meet the rugged Nigerian environmental conditions. Their product passes through stringent quality checks for defects, design, manufacturing conformity and optimum quality.