Trade Test Certificate in Nigeria is very important skill marker while searching for some job opportunities. The Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity is the only state body that is authorized to issue a certificate of competence (Trade Test Certificates) to artisans who have confirmed the qualification level of their working skills. Today we are going to discuss the main peculiarities of the Certificate and see what trades are already approved for it.
What is Trade Test Certificate?
Trade testing is a specific process of qualified assessment of the level of skills in various professions and specialties. The issuance of the Trade Test Certificate in Nigeria takes place after the determination of the skill level of an artisan and the confirmation of his/her qualification for the required specialty. Trade Test Certificate can be 1, 2 and 3-rd class.
Where to get Trade Test Certificate?
The Federal Ministry of Labor and Productivity organizes trade testing seminars to determine the level of skills of both employed and temporarily unemployed tradesmen and students of various technical specialties.
The testing process is aimed at determining the level of professionalism in 46 working professions. The testing takes place under the strict guidance of certified personnel. By itself, the Trade Test Certificate is designed to provide tradesmen with a unique opportunity to get job jobs in selected companies.
The Trade Test Service also conducts a qualified assessment of the labor level of various craft trades, which in this way want to provide themselves an access to higher-paying positions. Also, such tradesmen often work for themselves and are small scale private business owners.
Each of the artisan who received one of the Certificate classes and confirmed the level of qualification is a priority when hiring. In this case, the employer can be entirely sure that the skill of the worker corresponds to that specified in the Trade Test Certificate.
Every year, the Federal Ministry of Labor and Productivity tries to improve both the test scores themselves and the procedures for obtaining the certificate. All these attempts are aimed at making the document an exemplary indicator in the society. Also, the list of specialties for which the Trade Test Certificate can be issued is annually updated.
How to contact Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment?
P.M.B. 04, Federal Secretariat Complex Phase I, Annex II, Shehu Shagari Way, Abuja FCT. Nigeria
Trade Test Certificate in Nigeria
In response to the high unemployment rate in Nigeria, the Federal Government decided to set up an ad hoc committee. The primary objectives of the committee's work were to develop and implement methods to reduce unemployment.
In particular, it concerned unemployed young people. Later, the chief recommendation of the committee was the creation of training centers to upgrade the qualification level for various specialties. The listed below Trades are approved and written in the Trade Testing Syllabus.
- Auto Mechanics
- Audio Visusal Equipment Mechannic
- Auto Electrician Work
- Automotive Mechatronics
- Bricklaying & Masonry
- Cabinet Making
- Carpentry & Joinery
- Carpenty (Boat making)
- Ceramic, Brick & Pottery making
- Coach Building
- Computer craftwork
- Driver Mechanic work
- Driver Mechanic work (EMM)
- Electrical Fitting
- Electrician work (D&I)
- Filming/Event videographer Metal Fabrication
- Metal Machinining
- Motor body Building
- Spray Painting
- Stream Fitt.
- Television Mechanc work
- Vulcanizing & Tire work
- Weaving (Textile)
- Weaving (Blind)
- Welding (Gas)
There are new emerging trades in the Trade Test Syllabus. Lots of them require an independent Trade status. These trades are:
- Plaster of Paris (P.O.P)
- Beads making
- Hats making
- Pipe welding
- Aluminum work
- Automotive Mechatronics
- Satellite Dish and Telephone Mechanic work
- Plant and Generator Mechanic work
- Glass and plastic work
- Marine Mechanic work
- Driver/ Mechanics work
It is highly believed that Trade Test Certificate in Nigeria will create lots of job opportunities and promote technological expansion. All these processes could result in real reduction of unemployment level to a great extent.
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