ACE-FUELS Workplace Learning Programme
The ACE-FUELS Workplace Learning is a Programme (WLP) that delivers Professional Industry Courses for Career Development.
The ACE-FUELS Professional Training and Career Development Courses is designed to offer continuing education opportunities either on-campus, on-line or off-site, to enhance the expertise and credentials for science and technology professionals to develop up to date practical skills and thinking in order to excel in their careers.
A blended learning approach with the current FUTO eLMS is utilized to deliver formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace. Blended learning combines online traditional-face-to-face classroom instruction and a fully virtual online learning. On-campus courses include specialized industry-focused short programs to enhance skills and expertise required for professional development. Online courses combine the best of online resources, classroom and hands-on sessions to improve collaborative teaching and learning outcomes for selected professionals.
The off-site courses shall majorly target regional professionals can be delivered by moving the course to selected regional locations to encourage full participation. Currently, ACEFUELS has about twenty (20) topics for the short courses focusing on selected topics within the Centre’s focus areas (renewable energy, corrosion protection, natural resource utilization) to be facilitated by highly qualified and experienced professors and senior lecturers of FUTO alongside industry subject matter experts. Course fees are based on one-day short course fees, with minimum attendance for five (5) days.
All the ACE-FUELS short courses offer Certificates of Attendance, while professional Certificates of Completion shall be awarded, in conjunction with the FUTO Centre for Continuing Education, to participants who complete the training courses and successfully pass the examinations. This certificate of completion indicates that the participants have expanded their knowledge base and skills levels. The ACE-FUELS Professional Training and Career Development Courses is designed for early- and mid-career professionals involved in the following areas: renewable energy technologies, low-carbon and process sustainability, oil and gas exploration and production,corrosion monitoring protection, innovation and new products development, civil engineering and construction, project managers, supervisors and equipment suppliers, technical staff from various industries and government agencies, environmental professionals, regulators etc.
Participants are expected to be holders of university degrees (or equivalent) in the relevant areas, preferably with some professional experience. The courses shall as well be relevant for fresh graduates and intending entrepreneurs.
The Renewable Energy Professional Courses provide participants with the basic theoretical knowledge and practical tools to create a career path for generating wealth in the clean and renewable energy sectors. Topics include: Renewable Energy Solutions; Solar Energy Technology; Solar Heating and Cooling; Biomass Resources for Renewable Energies; Fuel Cell Technologies; Geothermal Energy; Nuclear Hydrogen Production; Sustainable Oil & Gas Exploration and Production; Sustainable Energy; Energy Saving Technology; Low Carbon Technology; Carbon Capture & Sequestration; Energy Efficient Building Technologies; Energy and Environment; Renewable Energy Management and Finance; Oil & Gas Producing Community Affairs, Health, Security, Safety & Environment.
The Professional Corrosion Courses provide participants with skills to recognize the various forms of corrosion, what has caused the corrosion and be able to identify and design the best method to control corrosion. Topics include: Corrosion and Corrosion Mechanisms; Marine and Concrete Corrosion Cases Studies; Microorganisms in Corrosion; Corrosion Monitoring and Control; Corrosion Failure Analysis; Pipeline Integrity; Pigging and Cathodic Protection; Corrosion inhibitors and Coatings.
Clean Oil and Gas Exploitation: ACE-FUELS has the capacity to provide training and consultancy services through a team of academic and industry subject matter experts serving as resource persons and facilitators offering bespoke courses, trainings and services in areas such as Drilling Engineering and Operations, Reservoir Engineering, Oil & Gas Production Technology, Well Integrity and Wellhead Systems, Wellbore Fluids, Well Completion & Intervention, Formation Evaluation, Petroleum Geo-science, HSE, Quality Assurance & Quality Control-QA/QC in line with global best practices. Currently, there is an existing gap in technical competence with the local initiative of the Nigerian Oil & Gas sector (marginal field producers and service companies).