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GreenVETAfrica: Vocational Training Course in Technical Foundation in Waste Management

We've received nearly 200 applications for the GreenVETAfrica Vocational Training Programme!

Currently, we're in the process of reviewing these applications to choose the 100 students who will participate in the program.

The aim of this course is to provide the state-of-the-art in technological foundations, organisational practices and entrepreneurial, digital business knowledge required for the effective management of wastes in municipalities and urban centers.

Students who complete attend the job fair to expose them to job opportunities.

Course content

The course will cover (among others specific course modules) the following:

  • Introduction to environmental and waste management
  • Technologies for waste collection, management, recycling and disposal
  • Technical foundations and equipment for waste collection, management, recycling and disposal (Covering basics of electricity and electrical maintenance; mechanical drives systems, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurial, digital and business foundation for waste management
  • Innovative remote expert technology for field work support

 

Learning outcome

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Gain Knowledge in waste and environmental management systems
  • Understand different types of waste, their handling, storage, disposal requirements, and their potential effect on the environment.
  • Understand modern waste disposal and treatment methods
  • Gain technical knowledge on the electrical, mechanical and basic automation foundation for waste management
  • Gain some foundational knowledge of waste management entrepreneurship opportunities with digital skills foundations

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, mandatory assignments, project work in groups, workshop and laboratory work; experts testimonials, and visit to local solid waste sites.

Admission requirements (Nigeria)

Candidates must:

  • Male and female candidates must be at least 18 and 21 years of age respectively.
  • Submit a proof of completion of Senior Secondary School or Technical School (SSCE/GCE/ NABTEB/ Trade test, Technical certificate, etc.) and must be at least 18 years of age.

    OR

  • Have undergone some form of formal/informal apprenticeship/internship scheme in the waste management sector and must be at least 21 years of age
  • Pass the online entrance pre-selection assessment test.

Admission requirements (Ghana)

Candidates must:

  • Submit a proof of completion of Senior Secondary School or Technical School (SSCE/GCE/ NABTEB/ Trade test, Technical certificate, etc.) and must be at least 18 years of age.

    OR

  • Have undergone some form of formal/informal apprenticeship scheme in the waste management sector and must be at least 21 years of age
  • Open to male and female.
  • Pass the online entrance pre-selection assessment test.

March – May 2024

Free of charge to participants

Sponsored by the GreenVETAfrica project

Course venue (Nigeria)

Institute for Industrial Technology (IIT)

Namso Akpan Drive (Road 10), Off Channels Avenue, Isheri-North Residential Scheme, Kosofe LGA, Lagos State, Nigeria

Course venue (Ghana)

Ramseyer Vocational Training Institute, Kumasi Ghana

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 80% attendance in all modules is required to earn the end-of-course certificate