The Tetracore Energy Group, a fast-growing gas and power solutions provider based out of Nigeria, has launched a unique graduate management training program in Lagos last week. The initiative is part of the company’s commitment to grow domestic capacity and local content, as a time when African markets are rapidly expanding their domestic gas value-chains.
The inaugural program includes 12 young professionals who will receive intensive training around gas, power and new energy, behavioral and soft skills, and business management skills. Tetracore aims at developing their talents and equipping them with the competences they need to solve some of Nigeria’s most pressing energy challenges around gas distribution, clean energy, and power systems.
“Growing Nigeria’s energy sector requires the training of capable, competent, driven, and ambitious Nigerian young professionals. As we expand Tetracore’s footprint and welcome new investors, it is of strategic importance that we develop the skills and the manpower the company needs to deliver its sustainable energy solutions,” CEO Olakunle Williams said during the launch ceremony.
Nigeria is recognized globally for having one of the most successful local content development frameworks. Under the oversight of the Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board (NCDMB), the country has successfully built capacity across the oil & gas sector and saw the establishment of several local businesses from upstream to downstream.
However, rapidly evolving technologies and the rapid expansion of Nigeria’s midstream and downstream gas industry requires a new set of skills and competences. Private sector companies must continue to invest in workforce development and talent management as a matter of competitiveness and sustainability.
Over the past three years, Tetracore has proven its commitment of building a true pan-African energy company and building local capacity along the way. In December 2020, it was amongst the first local businesses to commission its own locally assembled 15 MMscf/d gas Pressure Regulating and Metering Stations (PRMS) and has continued to grow domestic capacity ever since.