The Bonny Vocational Centre (BVC) is a 105-student capacity educational institution located in the heart of Bonny Island. The NLNG/Bonny Kingdom partnership project is designed to promote vocational and entrepreneurial skills acquisition, development of technical competencies and self-reliance in youths in Bonny community in particular and Rivers State in general and consequently supply local manpower requirements.
The Bonny Vocational Centre has trained over a thousand Nigerians in electrical installation; fabrication; welding and pipe work; mechanical fitting; metal machining; painting and decorating; plumbing; timber and trowel vocation; catering and hospitality; business and administration. The center has trained, graduated and awarded City and Guilds of London Institute Advanced Diploma Certificates to over 300 graduates over the past five years in various technical and vocational fields of study.
The center is aiming for the accreditation of its courses by National Board for Technical Education (NBTE). It also plans a partnership with Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori, to grant graduates who want to pursue Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes the opportunity to do so.
The vocational center has great potential to position Bonny Kingdom as a key player in the manpower supply market. As such, a Sustainability Plan to ensure long-term survival has been defined with key thrusts as follows:
- Commercialization – income diversification (tuition, training consultancy, advisory) to ensure premium revenue generation to offset a significant part of its operating costs
- Expansion of scope of services – offer a broad range of ancillary services geared towards serving major industries on the Island and beyond as an avenue for job creations
- Knowledge Transfer – temporary arrangement with third-party managers for professional management, simultaneously providing opportunities for formal training of qualified community members to take up critical roles in the organization
For more information, please visit the BVC website