BEVERLY HILLS, May 23, (THEWILL) – The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN has taken its industrialisation and human capital development drive to schools as the private sector organogram innovates to to refurbish and reposition itself as it turns 50.
With the theme “dare to dream”, MAN held its Open Day programme in which it struck a momentary synergy between learning and production/manufacturing by committing production companies to open doors to students for interaction and exposure during production hours.
At the Nasco Foods ltd, venue of the North West MAN catch-them-young initiative to mark the Open Day, students of Day Care Chosen High School, Jos, were live with the Management of Nasco Foods Ltd where they were briefed on the production processes cornflakes and biscuits which are the two lines of production that make up Nasco Foods outfit. This was however taken to the practical level, as the factory manager urged the students to “learn and aspire”, as the students were later conducted through the factory lines on facility tour.
Executive Secretary, MAN, North East, Augustine Egili, said the purpose of the event is to expose “young minds to 21st century manufacturing processes”, using the Open Day to actualise basic knowledge and understanding of factory operations. He said “this is to inspire ‘big dreams’ and educate participants on various career opportunities in the manufacturing sector”.
“The Association has been fulfilling this purpose in the last 50 years”, Egili said further.
Host, Nasco Foods Ltd left the visiting but already excited students with fond memories as they received a pack of souvenirs.