Total Upstream commissions skills acquisition center in Ado Ekiti

*Dr. Kayode Fayemi

Lagos — Total Upstream Nigeria Limited in partnership with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has commissioned a skills acquisition center in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital as part of its effort to empower women and the physically challenged.

The objective of the Women and Youth Skill Development Center is to train physically challenged persons and women in various skills in four core vocations to empower them and take them out of poverty.

At the commissioning, the Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi said the center will enhance the potentials of the beneficiaries and bring out hidden abilities in them.

The center which is part of the corporate social responsibility of the company will provide accommodation for beneficiaries during the training.

The center consist of four training halls fully equipped for the training of fashion designing and tailoring, catering and hotel management, computer training and mixes

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New Westfield Fluid Controls facility expected to bring 173 total jobs to Acadiana

Westfield Fluid Controls, part of Westfield Hydraulics, is relocating its manufacturing operations to Lafayette, moving from San Fernando, California, according to the Louisiana Economic Development.



John Bel Edwards wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaking at Press Conference at the LITE Center. Monday, July 27, 2020.


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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaking at Press Conference at the LITE Center. Monday, July 27, 2020.

Westfield Hydraulics, which makes valves and fluid controls for aerospace and defense applications, will invest $5.1 million to establish the facility. The state economic development agency said the business will create 67 direct jobs with an average salary of $49,797, plus benefits. 

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The state estimates the move will add 106 indirect jobs, for a total of 173 new jobs for the Acadiana region.

“We see this expansion as vital to better support our customers in the rapid development of highly customized fluid control solutions for space and defense systems,” Westfield Hydraulics CEO Robert Schacht said in a writtten statement.

“We chose

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