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NUTS AND BOLTS PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

WHO WE ARE

Nuts and Bolts (N&B) mentoring group is committed to improving the quality of Engineering and Science graduates coming through the academic system in Nigeria. We have a wide range of mentors who are attached one on one with undergraduate students in Nigerian universities. These undergraduate students use their period of mentoring to learn from the experiences of their mentors. Majority of our mentors passed through the Nigerian academic system and hence understand the challenges faced by the students and are in a good position to give valuable advice. In addition, majority of our mentors have gathered experience in the industry both within and outside Nigeria. It is thus a great opportunity for the mentees to tap from diverse experiences.

In addition to our mentoring cycle, we also organise workshops. Our workshops cover technical topics like hands on MATLAB tutorials and non-technical topics like how to work in teams. Our workshops are free of charge and we have had over 100 students in attendance at various workshops held at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

In February 2017, we will start a 5 weeks project management course for Engineering students at the University of Lagos. This PM module will be taught by US trained professional who is also an alumnus of the University of Lagos, Akoka. For this pilot project, we aim to train 15 students on skills required to excel as a project manager. This workshop will be held 100% online and it is important that participants MUST have access to the internet at the designated time (between 2pm and 3pm Nigeria time).

SELECTION OF CANDIDATES

Selection of candidates will follow a 2 step process.

  1. Prospective students will complete an application form. It is important that the students are spread across the entire departments in the faculty. Commitment to completing the five weeks module should be used as part of the selection criteria. The first 50 applications will be considered.
  2. Of this number, N&B will conduct an online test which will screen the number to the final 30.
  3. The 30 students will be interviewed and 15 students will be selected.

The selected students will then be briefed/interviewed via an online induction event (details will be communicated later).

N&B COMMITMENT

N&B is committed to providing excellent project management introductory lessons to participants. This training will hold on Saturdays and will last for about 90 minutes per week. The participants will be given some exercises as homework and there will be a series of in class ‘tests’.

The resource person is a US trained project manager with many years’ experience in the field. As a trained Engineer, he fully understands the needs of Engineering students when handling projects. Please note that only a certificate of participation will be given at the end of the workshop. This certificate will only be given to those who complete the 5 weeks training and who score above the pass mark as recommended by our resource person.

PARTICIPANT COMMITMENT

Every selected participant must commit to attending every lecture at the workshop. The participants MUST also be punctual at lectures. All assignments and Exams MUST be done without any help from external sources as prescribed by the resource person.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

 

N&B Mentees win Robotics Competition

Two mentees on the N&B mentoring programme came first in the 2015 IEEE Nigeria Section Robotics competition.  The mentees are: Segun Adeponle and Wande Okeleji (second and fourth from left in the picture).

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The 2015 IEEE Nigeria Section Robotics Competition held on the 6th of November at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center, Abuja, as a workshop in the Cyber Governance conference. The competition started with two workshop presentations by Engr. Ahmad Sadiq: Building and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle using Arduino, and Engr. Ekele Eke: UGV, how to get it working.

Six universities were represented at the competition: Afe Babalola University, Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT), Federal University of Technology Minna (FUT Minna), Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) and University of Lagos (UNILAG).

They were given three tasks to complete, after which UNILAG emerged as the winner, while FUTO and FUT Minna came out as 1st and 2nd Runner-ups respectively. All the teams were given the competition materials to take back to their departments, while the top three teams got prizes.

More About N&B

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2 Easy Steps to mentoring with N&B

2 easy steps to being a part of the N&B mentoring program:

1. Download the Expression of Interest form here [wpdm_file id=1]

2. Fill the form, scan and email to team@nutsandboltsng.com
OR
Fill and submit to Kehinde Orolu – lecturer, department of Systems Engineering, University of Lagos.
Make sure you attach your most recent resume.

Any question? Please email: info@nutsandboltsng.com

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Mentor Roles and Responsibilities

Development of your mentee depends on exploring career aspirations, strengths and weaknesses, collaborating on means to “get there,” implementing strategies, and evaluating along the way. You as the mentor provide the “light” for the mentee to follow. Sharing your wisdom and past experiences is what the mentee looks for from you.

Here are a few roles and responsibilities to help you in the process:
• Support the mentee’s development of professional and interpersonal competencies through strategic questioning, goal setting, and planning
• Create a supportive and trusting environment
• Agree to, and schedule uninterrupted time with your mentee
• Stay accessible, committed, and engaged during the length of the program
• Actively listen and question
• Give feedback to the mentee on his/her goals, situations, plans and ideas
• Encourage your mentee by giving them genuine positive reinforcement
• Serve as a positive role model
• Provide frank (and kind) corrective feedback if necessary
• Openly and honestly share “lessons learned” from your own experience
• Keep discussions on track
• Respect your mentee’s time and resources
• Participate in the scheduled events for the program:
• Seek assistance if questions arise that you cannot answer

— USPTO Leadership Development Program