Here in this post, we are going to bring to you steps to start a technical institute in Nigeria. We hope you find this article informative and useful.
In Nigeria, a lot of things are being learned or taught to various individuals by the professionals in those fields. In the technical or technological field, a lot of people are venturing into anything that involves the use and operations of machines.
The target is for Nigeria to be among the top nations in terms of technology, which is why people are going into the technology field.
Construction, automobile, manufacturing, etc. are all performed by technology and technocrats. The learning of technical skills is now being done on a top-notch level.
There are schools that train young individuals on the manufacturing of technical equipment and the repair and maintenance of such equipment. They attend such training as a lecture class and also undergo practical sessions.
The profitability of this business
The need for young individuals to acquire a skill is on the rise daily as the employment situation of the nation is not improving, rather worsening.
There by creating the need for the young graduates and under graduates to seek new skills to acquire to help themselves rather than waiting for jobs.
Also with the current rate of students graduating every year and the rise in the unemployment level of the country, people are looking for various skills to acquire, especially technical skills; this is where a technical training institute comes in place.
You can seize the opportunity of establishing your own institute to cater to the needs of those in search of skills for a justifiable price. There are sure to be students available for each time you wish to enrol students into the institute.
Opportunities in this Business
For the fact that a lot of people are in search of technical skills, this provides an opportunity for your business to come up and pass technical knowledge to the students.
There is also the need to fill up the gap of lack of proper training centers for individuals to gain knowledge and experience of technology.
Once your training institute is established, people will tend to come to register with you than to go an already established person to work under as an apprentice for a long time.
Because of most of those who teach people technical skills, do it only as practical, with much stressing from their bosses to do other menial jobs coupled with the fact that you may have to learn and observe when there is work available.
Targets in the business
Your main targets when planning for your training institute are the young graduates, unemployed youths, undergraduates and those who wish to obtain a technology-based skill.
The target focuses mainly on the young, which makes it unique to young people. Although it is not restricted to only the young, so long as any person wishes to gain technical skill, he/she is a target for the business.
In order to start your own training institute, there are procedures you have to go through and follow for you to have a successful running training institute.
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Steps to start a training institute:
1. Get your Location
It is important that you have an already existing structure to house your students and applicants who will be joining your training school.
This will give them a feeling of gaining knowledge at its standard. Rather than putting them under borrowed shelter for the meantime. But having a definite location makes them comfortable knowing that what they are getting is quality training
2. Equip your training Institute
After you must have gotten your established location, the next thing to do is to equip it. Every learning environment has to be made comfortable for the learners, so it essential to provide the right learning equipment for a real school like desks, tables, chairs, boards and markers and learning books if possible and then other equipment that will make practical of what has been taught easily to practice
3. Obtain a license to operate
Every training institute is an educational platform so you have to get the required license to operate within your country or state. Failure to do this may attract unwanted disturbances.
No one will like such disturbances from the authorities, so you have to obtain a license and permits to operate your training institute.
4. Choose and Select the programs or Courses
You will also have to select your preferred programs and training courses which you would like to train people on. It will not be possible for you to teach everything at a go, so it is best to start with the few you can handle and start up with them, then as time goes on, you can expand your courses.
5. Create your curriculum
Create a curriculum by which the institute will operate and tech your trainees. This gives the institute a standardized look and this will help the trainers and trainees know the training guideline and how to follow it effectively.
6. Get additional employees
You will not be able to undertake all the courses which you offer in your training institute, so it is best to involve extra hands of professionalism. Employ other trainers to undertake different courses to ease the workload.
As this is also in the form of an educational institute, you might need to consider all the positions that are needed in an educational center to give it a more befitting look.
7. Set your prices and duration of courses
Your prices and duration of courses are what your prospective trainees will want to know about. So getting an affordable price per student and with good completion, the timeframe will help you gain more clients.
Most courses can take up to six months at most or 3months which is normal, but whatever you do, make your standard be equal to your price. No one can undermine quality.
8. Advertise yourself
No one will know about your training institute unless you tell them what you do. SO, after all, said and done, it is good to sell yourself out to the public and inform them of your services.
The use of all forms of media is encouraged in this aspect. So get your training institute to be heard by all and sundry through the newspapers, radio stations and TV stations around you, even social media too. Create a social media presence to attract the youths as these are your primary targets.
There is not a small scale business which you can start up with just a little capital, this requires a lot of finance to establish and get running, you have to be ready for times when you will have no trainee and also for the first few months, you will find it hard getting patronage.
So you have to be patient in this. But once you have overcome these hurdles, you are sure to be in business for a longer time than usual. I hope you consider these if you have the capital and financial capacity to start up.
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