last week, the gree coolman initiative completed a two-day training program for air conditioning technicians at the lagos headquarters of the choice international group (cig).
the gree coolman initiative commenced in the year 2020 amidst the global economic lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic. it is a strategical human resource program that aims at achieving productive objectives regarding the humanitarian and social responsibility of overseas chinese private sectors through training of interested skilled and unskilled technicians all over the country (nigeria), to enhance professional skills, to promote technical standards of the air conditioning industry, and to improve the living standards of technical practitioners within the industry. this program provides participants with full training in-class installation, maintenance, and after-sales service skills. afterwards, the gree coolman initiative will offer a training workshop every two months and cultivates 10,000 air-conditioner technicians annually.
as gree, the world’s leading cooling and air conditioner brand introduced into the nigerian market, in addition to the frequent launch of new products with an array of upgraded and interesting features, the management deemed it fit to thoroughly boost after-sales service, as well as to promote brand and industry integration with the introduction of the gree coolman initiative.
some of the new technology, new function and new design on show include the g-tech inverter air conditioning unit, interoperability with modern smart home systems through wi-fi accessibility, which combines superior performance as well as aesthetically pleasing in its look and feels.
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vocational and technical education and training can indeed play a significant positive role in developing the labour market and promoting national development. in nigeria, current vocational education has shown a serious downward trend in terms of the inconsistency between the school curriculum and the needs of labour market development, lack of communication with employers and poor infrastructure conditions etc. nigeria has failed to take full advantage of its human resource endowment regarding its giant population base (about 200 million) and abundant labour resources (about 62.243 million) in african and global competition.
meanwhile, nigeria is africa’s most populous country and largest economy, china’s largest project contracting market, export market, trading partner and major investment destination in africa. in the context of the belt road initiative (bri) and the forum on china-africa cooperation (focac), many vocational school-running projects continue to be implemented such as the ‘silk road school’, ‘dayu school’ and ‘luban workshop’. the ‘state-directed’ projects are the mainstream which added new impetus and new highlights to the training of skilled personnel in the china-africa cooperation.
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as a chinese private enterprise that went to nigeria in the early years, 1) how to effectively solve the problems and difficulties in recruitment, and 2) how to efficiently match the labour force in the process of localization operation are the pain points for cig. in nigeria, where there is a lack of good professional skills and work standardization, the realistic conditions make us have to fully explore and develop external human resources.
gree coolman initiative will serve as a technology station for nigeria’s air conditioning industry, continuously building new paths, new measures and new channels for vocational and skill training in the future.