Ahead of the Worldskills International Welding Olympics 2021, Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria (SHIN) is partnering the Nigeria Institute of Welders (NIW) for participation in the event.
The collaboration for the event which is scheduled to hold in Shanghai, China, next year. is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The latest initiative is part of Samsung Heavy Industries’ efforts aimed at contributing to the development of the welding industry, and also empowering Nigerian youths with acquisition of high-demand skills for rapid development of the country.
Nigeria Institute of Welders (NIW) in a statement noted that entrants for the Wordskills Olympics would be carefully selected through a National Welding Contest, the first ever in Nigeria.
According to NIW, SHIN would also make additional contribution to the event by donations to the entrants and the competition itself.
The statement added that the memorandum of agreement between SHIN and NIW would be signed at the end of the month.
“Active participation in such event will also go a long way in redirecting focus on the country, and allowing Nigeria to compete with other countries of the world.
“Given the current uncertainties regarding holding of events, if the National Welding Contest does not take place in November as planned, SHIN will also provide the facility for the contest free of charge”, the NIW said.
It then disclosed that 36 promising participants will be selected from tertiary institutions in Nigeria for the 2021 National Welding Competition, adding that winners would receive the NIW Certificate of participation, the National Skills Qualification Certification and the International Welder Diploma Certification.
The Managing Director of SHIN, Jejin Jeon, said, “This will afford the winners an opportunity to enter the Worldskills Olympics in 2021.
SHIN is also working closely with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to explore the possibility of holding an exclusive hands-on welding training for Nigerians , particularly the low income and vulnerable Nigerians.
“SHIN believes in the immense potential of the Nigerian youths, and wants to grow together with the country”, Jejin Jeon noted.
Abuja Business Reports recalls that the skills transfer training school of SHIN has greatly impacted on the welding sector of Nigeria.
This is even as Samsung has also trained many Nigerians in MIG-Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Laser Beam Welding (LBW), among others.