PTI empowers 48 youths in computer training

Petroleum Training Institute recently flagged off the Free Computer Competency Skills Acquisition Training in PTI, Warri. The acquisition training, which is aimed at providing free computer training for 48 youths drawn across 24 kingdoms under the auspices of the youth wing of Urhobo Progress Union, is aimed at empowering youths in preparedness for the acute unemployment and mass job loss as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic had on the economies of the world.

The event had in attendance the Acting Principal and Chief Executive, Petroleum Training Institute, Dr Henry A. Adimula and a host of others.

Dr. Adimula in his keynote address pointed out that over the years the institution imbibed in her trainees the relevant technical skills required for gainful employment and  to create jobs.

“I want to draw our attention to this salient fact that there is a paradigm shift from the Colonial model of education bequeathed to us over the years to the present hands-on education. The former only fill our brain with theories in class but novice in the field of practice. This is like learning to ride a bicycle by reading a book. The book gives you the how to but it does not mean you can ride a bicycle, in fact, you cannot.

“I must emphasize that our students must be trained to find solutions but also to be experts in answering questions. The student answering questions is good for the classroom, while the other is good for real life in the field. Also, an expert in question answering is good for paper certificate but the problem solve or solution provider is good for freedom certification.” Dr Adimula said.

He also explained that PTI has galvanized its hands-on training development in a bid to place the youths at advantaged position than others.

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