National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) and its functions are listed in this article. We hope you find this informative and satisfactory.
In the quest to be counted amongst the top twenty economies in the world by the year 2020, the Federal Government began to put structures in a place to ensure that the vision is made a reality and part of the structure put in place is the reform of the electric power sector.
It is the reform that led to the north of the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN). NAPTIN was established on the 23rd of March 2009 and began operation in the month of September that same year.
The main reason why the institute was created was to enable adequate training in the power sector, especially for its personnel.
In the light of achieving this vision, the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria overtook the management land overseeing the already existing center for training which was already in the Power Holding Company of Nigeria.
In accordance with the Electric Power Sector Reform (EPSR) Act of 2005, NAPTIN was given the platform to take over the power sector and decentralize it from being a governmental body to a body that is majorly driven by private individuals in order to achieve the dream of having a reliable, sustainable, stable power sector as well as becoming an avenue for gainful employment.
As soon as the Power Holding Company of Nigeria was privatized, about 11 distribution companies and 6 generation companies sprang forth.
The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria which was a training arm in the PHCN became a whole-body managed by the government through the direct leadership of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing in the year 2009 and its mandate was to train professionals who are skilled and needed in the Power sector of the country as well as any other relevant areas.
In a bid to fulfill the mandate of the administration which was to be sure of ‘adequate, reliable and sustainable electricity supply for socio-economic development and nation building, the Training Institute became obligated to train all the distribution companies, generation companies of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, West African Power Pool as well as all other related electricity-related industries internationally.
Aside from these listed companies, the institute has been noted for training some other private companies which include Guineas Nigeria PLC amongst others, it has also collaborated with international companies such as APUA, IFC, amongst others to train electricity companies in Ghana and Liberia.
So far, the institute has successfully trained over 15,000 personnel both in power and other related sectors in different courses.
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National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN)
Aside from training personnel, some of the other functions of the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria according to the Act to:
1. Become a center of attraction when it comes to developing human resources and the capacity of the workforce as well as a center of research when it comes to issues that relate to the power sector both in Nigeria and Africa at large.
2. Give well-detailed and practical engineering and technical training programs for graduates and professionals in the sector of power.
3. Develop Regulatory, Leadership, ICT, Management as well as other soft skill training for the power sector of Africa.
4. Make sure that the common standard of the industry is maintained and that new ideas and technology are well communicated to the power industry.
5. Assist in thoroughly evaluating employees in the power sector, spotting their peculiar training needs,s and training them accordingly.
6. Give advice on manpower development to the participants of the power sector industry.
7. Make sure that a high performance and maintenance culture is present and used by technologists/engineers, technicians, craftsmen, and artisans by virtue of their training throughout the power industry to ensure and enhance efficiency in service delivery.
8. To plan and organize a professional certificate program that will sponsor versatility and recognition globally to all participants.