Nigerdock Plc has graduated 48 professional trainees from its recently re-branded training and development academy upon completion of their on the job training under EGINA FPSO Project. Director, Group Corporate Affairs, Jagal, Joy Okebalama disclosed that these professional trainees are university graduates that have trained in several skill sets including Project Engineering, Project Planners, Welding Engineering, Fabrication Engineering, Post Weld Heat Treatment – QAQC and Lifting Operations.Other skills acquired according to him includes; Coating Inspection, Contract Administration, Health Safety and Environment, Non Destructive Technicians, Cost Control, Procurement Specialists, Dimension Control, Welding Inspectors, Materials Control & Monitoring and Information Communication Technology.Okebalama said that Nigerdock Academy has been training tradesmen and professionals for over three decades, recording over 6,000 trainees in various skills including project management, quality assurance, occupational health and safety, welding, fitting, painting and coating, machining, lifting, rigging and scaffolding among others.These trainings were in agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria (SHIN) Limited for the delivery of National Human Capacity Development on the job training under the EGINA FPSO Project for a duration of 15 months from February 1, 2016 to April 28, 2017.“These professional trainees received hands-on-training, based on curriculum focused on prescribed international certifications for each skillset from internationally accredited subject matter experts. They all benefited from training in real life environment – from start to finish with nothing simulated, in-depth theoretical and hands-on training and access to pool of internationally accredited subject matter experts in different skillsets. Most of the certifications were obtained in country from Oil and Gas Training Association of Nigeria (OGTAN) member training service providers while some were obtained overseas due to their non-availability in country,” she further added.One of the professional trainees graduates commended Nigerdock for empowering and equipping them with quality expertise through the training and development academy. “It has not been an easy 15 months, but it is a transforming experience none of us will ever forget. We have been taught by different experts and on several skills set. Nigerdock training and development academy has empowered us and made us professionals who are qualified for local and international practice. With our training we are all internationally certified. We are exceptionally grateful that this training academy is located within the shores of our country and it is one we can boast of.”Representatives of the Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria Limited (SHIN), Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI), Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN), Nigerian Institute of Welding (NIW), International Oil and Gas Companies (IOCs) as well as business partners, who graced the occasion, commended Nigerdock for its consistent efforts to bolster local content and develop quality workforce.The EGINA Nigerian Human Capacity Development project was executed at the Nigerdock facility at the Snake Island Integrated Freezone Apapa in fulfillment of the National Human Capacity Development obligations required by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board for the EGINA FPSO project sponsored by NNPC/Total.