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Skill Up Abia Graduation

Category : SUPA

Skill Up Abia Graduation was a Huge Success!
93 people trained by Clintonel Innovation Centre – CIC Aba in CAD, CAM and Solar: 
12 startups emerged, 30 new products developed, 24 internship placements, 39 self-employed, etc.
CIC is effectively addressing youth unemployment in Nigeria.

10 amazing business startups shortlisted for Skill Up Abia Startup Pitch:
 Grace House
 Serve & Smile
 Fli-Tech
 Printables
 Mac Designs
 Air-Klipps
 Led Tech
 Uvik Tech
 Tuzar Ventures
 FG Engravers
These startups pitched before a seasoned team of judges who selected three winners to join CIC Hardware Business Incubator.
The startups will be supported to start and grow successful businesses.

#SkillUpAbia is supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta – PIND


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Foot and Footwear Designs by Computer Aided Design (CAD) Trainees

Category : SUPA

Computer Aided Design (CAD) students learning to dissect, analyse and design human foot and different kinds of footwears at SkillUpAbia2018, a project of Clintonel Innovation Centre – CIC supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta – PIND


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Invitation to SKILL UP ABIA Graduation

Category : SUPA

We are pleased to invite you to Skill Up Abia Graduation.

Date: Sunday, 3rd February 2019

Venue: CIC Makerspace
7 Factory Road, Aba.

Time: 2:00 pm

Highlights:
There will be a Startup Pitch Competition for 10 shortlisted startups emerging from Skill Up Abia. Three winners will be selected to participate in CIC Business Incubation program.

Skill Up Abia (SUPA) is a youth employment program of Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC) Aba supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND).

Clintonel Innovation Centre is Nigeria’s first indigenous Markerspace and Hardware Incubator, Proudly Made in Aba.

Our Vision is to transform Nigeria into a technology producer, creating millions of employment for young Nigerians. We develop capacity in Nigeria for technology development and manufacturing.

Participants in Skill Up Abia are equipped with Market Ready Skills in Emerging Markets including: Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Renewable Energy. Some of the trainees graduate and start up new businesses, some secure jobs in existing companies while the rest become self-employed freelancers.

Thank you for the honour of your presence.


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Soft Skills Training

Category : SUPA

Today at Clintonel Innovation Centre – CIC, #SkillUpAbia graduating class was taught soft skills to complement their technical skills. They were equipped with tools for strategic thinking, personal effectiveness, competent leadership, and right orientation to work.
The training was facilitated by Wider Perspectives Ltd, a top management consulting firm.

Skill Up Abia is supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta – PIND.


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SKILL UP ABIA IN VIDEO

Category : SUPA

Skill Up Abia is a youth employment project to equip unemployed young persons with market ready skills of Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Renewable (Solar) Energy.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/lOzVyCCCEbE

Through Skill Up Abia hundreds of thousands of jobs will be created in Nigeria.

Skill Up Abia is a Project of Clintonel Innovation Centre – CICAba (cic.clintonel.biz) supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta – PIND


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Funding Workshop

Category : SUPA

To ensure funding does not inhibit #SkillUpAbia graduating trainees, Clintonel Innovation Centre (CIC) organised a 2-day funding workshop, anchored by Tochukwu Emelone who has won several national and international awards.
Watch out for these stars, Proudly Made in Aba!
 
Skill Up Abia is supported by PIND.

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2nd Product Design Challenge

Category : SUPA

In their second project defence, the CAM trainees created designs of the following products:
*Book Shelve
*Drink dispenser
*Stationery rack
*Workshop organiser
*Reading stand

Very soon, Nigeria will begin to produce the goods she consumes, creating abundance of jobs for our youth.

#SkillUpAbia is a Project of Clintonel Innovation Centre – CIC Aba supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta – PIND


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Solar Panel Installation Class @ Skill Up Abia

Category : SUPA

Trainees at Skill Up Abia had a first-hand experience installing solar panels on different types of roofs.


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Solar Panel Installation Class (Field experience)

Category : SUPA

Inadequate power supply is a very serious problem in Nigeria inhibiting industrial and economic growth. Through Skill Up Abia, Clintonel Innovation Centre – CIC Aba is training an army of young people to solve this problem harnessing renewable (solar) energy.

At a field work, trainees installed 1500Watts of solar energy in an office complex.

Skill Up Abia is supported by Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta – PIND.


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TED Talk: Why We Need Makerspaces in Nigeria

Category : In the News

Tochukwu Chukwueke is an inventor. The quest for a place to test his designs and utilize his creative ability led Tochukwu to set up the first indigenous makerspace in the most unlikely of places in Nigeria – Aba, South East Nigeria. Having built Nigeria’s first indigenous makerspace, he shared his journey whilst making the case that makerspaces are critical infrastructure for Nigeria.

Find out why he is convinced about this from the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPO1wui6Fc8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2g8AnJQhHzslJCExMoEiQJAyCiO75APk8x_y_AqTmSD9IiiEOEGki24BI

This talk was given at TEDxOguiRoad, a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.