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BOI SKILL IMAGEThe Bank of Industry, in partnership with the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) is organizing a Vocational Skills Competition to support and promote Vocational Skills acquisition among Nigerian youth.

The target participants are top graduating students of NBTE-accredited Vocational Enterprise Institutions. They will showcase their final-year projects and demonstrate the skills involved in their execution. Winners will benefit from prizes aimed at further developing and enhancing their skills and career paths. The eligible vocational courses for the competition are as follows:

  • Automotive Mechatronics/Mechanic
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Painting & Tiling
  • Plumbing & Fittings
  • Welding & Fabrication

Regional competitions will take place in Kaduna and Lagos on February 13th 2016 and February 19th 2016 respectively, while the grand finale will be held in Abuja on 19th March 2016.

A panel of judges made up of seasoned professionals has been selected to evaluate the nominated candidates and select the winners in each vocational field.

Prizes to be won include:

  • Modern vocational work tools
  • Access to small business loans
  • Placement/Internship with BOI customers

As Nigeria seeks to become a more diversified economy, vocational skills development must receive greater attention across various fields.

This competition is one of the initiatives of the Bank of Industry towards supporting and promoting the nation’s industrial sector through the development of Vocational Skills.

Further details, including the full list of nominees and judges for the competition can be found on our website through the following link: or follow us on Instagram @bankofindustry & Twitter @boinigeria for details and updates

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  1. I just waka come...

    February 10, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Safe to say this young man has ‘informally’ retired?
    I see him everywhere, Slot, Bank of Industry, Bank of Agricultural, Ajinomoto etcetc
    Rarely on stage.
    Be like this young man.
    Always have something to fall back on.

  2. bukola

    February 10, 2016 at 9:52 am

    That would be great. ..

  3. Thewickedone

    February 10, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Very laudable

  4. Tee

    February 10, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Na wa how BOI no see first class graduate from YabaTech or Esuth to represent them. No wonder, school drop outs sef they ring bell for Nigeria stock exchange. And we are complaining why our youths are money driven. If Education is that important, then look for role models doing well in their field biko. I taya for youth empowerment program in Lagos and some parts of Naija using celebrities. Which message una they pass? Very conflicting!

  5. NG

    February 10, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Na we own, we must resuscitate him by force. Na we own the industries. Chikena!

  6. 'Deola

    February 10, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    It is a brilliant idea to use him to market the idea of entrepreneurship. He makes music that most of the folks that he is marketing the ideas to listen to. I have listened to some of his interviews and he is, and comes across as well rounded and very intelligent, if he is not a genius.

    It is not his certification that he is educated, but life and work experience. In that sense what is being promoted is vocational training. I suspect the appeal of a first class graduate won’t be as influential as having a trend setter, someone that influences culture.. If you say, D’banj dropped out of school, I think, he did so to pursue his passion and he is being very successful at it. It might have been different if he waited to get the certificate.

    It won’t be entirely correct to equate him with ‘ a school drop-out’ in sense of success in his chosen pursuit. It is the rate of the unemployment that is making government promote initiatives like this so people can go out and create their own businesses. Music is his vocation and he got training or apprenticeship in that industry and he is one of the pioneers of the new wave of modern music industry in Nigerian. And he has been very successful at it more than most

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