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Capacity Development

General Overview

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ; www.bmz.de/en/) promotes and finances the Dual Vocational Training Project in Nigeria according to German standard. It is conducted by Sequa GmbH (http://www.sequa.de/) and the Chamber of Commerce Giessen-Friedberg which is responsible for its implementation. The partnership project started in 2012 and has entered the second Phase which runs till December 2018.

The project has five Nigerian partner organizations namely; Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Nigerian-German Business Association (NGBA), Ogun Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Mines and Agriculture and Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OGUNCCIMA and ACCI) in the regions of Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State.

Trainings are currently going on in the following professions; Industrial Electronic, Industrial Mechanic, Technical Facility Management and Office Administration.

Implementation of Training

The training is being carried out by German-trained Nigerian trainers in line with the special designed Curricula – both in theory and practice. The trainers were previously trained in a three weeklong Training of Trainers workshop by German short-term experts.

Duration of Training

The training lasts one year and is divided into three theoretical blocks of four weeks supported by practical training in the training companies.


Final examination is conducted by the German-Nigerian Examination Board. Each trainee receives a detailed certificate with detailed grades.

Benefits of Training

After a year the company gets well-trained staff – both trainer and trainees – who are familiar with basic and latest technology in the subject. The trainees are prepared in accordance with recognized and proven training methods in their professional lives. After training, the trainees will acquire extensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills for their future career.

The trainers and instructors receive extensive knowledge of training techniques and practical skills in the training.

Method of Application

Are you interested in our program, kindly download the “Expression of Interest Form” here


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