LAGOS SKIPPER ENGINEERING ACADEMY (LSEA)
The Lagos Skipper Engineering Academy (LSEA) was established and commissioned on the 26th November 2014 by the Ex-Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN). SKIPPER Engineering Academy is situated in the premises of Government Technical College, Ikotun. It is a mutual effort of Lagos ‘EKO’ Secondary Education Project (now LASTVEB) and Skipper group with the World Bank input. The Academy is an operational academy and provides modern Industry-based, globally acceptable electrical training for students and other people. These make it a centre of excellence. The Academy goal is to accomplish the following:
- Training of Government Technical College, Ikotun teachers, and the sister colleges
- Training of students of Government Technical College, Ikotun, and the other colleges.
- Training of persons from the industry.
- Training of other deserving public.
The Academy has three different sections for training students in various aspects of Electrical works and maintenance; and these are: The Electrical Machine Laboratory, the Electrical Installation Laboratory and the Electrical Power Systems and Control Laboratory. Each of these laboratories have an installed projector for presentations during lectures. Two classrooms are likewise situated within the Academy for carrying out theoretical aspects of the training.
The Academy is stocked with gadgets that enable students to meet up with the requirements of the industries in the field of Electrical Engineering and Power Electronics systems.
The Lagos ‘Eko’ Secondary Education Project in conjunction with the Skipper Engineering group sponsored the trip of six Electrical/Electronic Instructors from three Technical Colleges (Government Technical College, Ikotun, Ado-Soba and Ikorodu) for training in India in preparation for the take-off of the Lagos-Skipper Engineering Academy, Ikotun.
The training took place at the National Institute of Teachers’ Training and Research in Chandigarh, India and supported by industrial visits to the main factory of Skipper Electrical Engineering Company in Delhi, Solar Power Installation Company (Solar World), the State Load Dispatch center, Shimla, as well as tours to other historic places in Chandigarh between the 12th of April and 2nd of May, 2015. After which the operation in the college kicked off on 14th September, 2015.Also in December, 2015, a follow-up visit aimed at assessing the activities at the Academy was made by the HOD Electrical Engineering, NITTR, Chandigarh, India, (Dr. Mrs Lini Mathew).
Furthermore, training video clips of courses were sent to the Academy to aid the teaching activities.
Already, two officers from the College are stationed at the Academy to;
- Take stock of the items in the Academy
- Maintain the Academy facilities.
The Academy started with the first assignment of training the G.T.C, Ikotun Students on resumption for the 2016/17 academic session in September.
During the long vacation, the Academy conducted a 3-week post College ‘Up skill’ training for GTC Ikotun students and those of our sister Colleges at Ado-Soba and Agidingbi from the 1st to 18th August, 2016. The second edition of the ‘Up skill’ training was held between 7th to 25th August, 2017
The Academy was also involved in training students from the Industrial Trust Fund, through LASTVEB for a period of three months.
There had been several visitors to the Academy including the ITF Lagos Zonal officials, the headquarters’ officials, the EKO and World Bank representatives as well as the NBTE, Delta.