Bristow Helicopters Nigeria Limited says it has invested over N100m towards the training of 20 qualified Nigerian graduates at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria.
The Manager, Nigerian Content Development, Bristow, Mr Obafemi Joseph, said the airline had taken a significant step towards its ongoing initiatives and commitment to training and human capacity development in the Nigerian aviation industry.
He said the initiative to train the 20 graduates was an exclusive partnership with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, and in furtherance of its commitment to the development of local Nigerian capacity and content.
“The NCAT training is designed to provide necessary aircraft maintenance engineering skills to the trainees at the end of a 90-week rigorous airframe, power plant and abridged avionics course,” he said.
He added that over 80 graduates were initially selected for the programme through a series of tests as part of the overall selection process.
According to him, 20 candidates emerged on merit following which Bristow has offered full sponsorship of their training at NCAT.
“Bristow is delighted to be part of this initiative as it will assist in developing local human capacity in the Nigerian aviation industry and also help in meeting the identified skill gap within the industry,” he said.
The Managing Director for Bristow, Captain Dapo Oyeleke, said the airline would continue to invest in the training of members 0f staff and also assist in the development of exceptional human capacity to the benefit of the aviation industry in the country and the nation as a whole.