The Millard Fuller Foundation was honored with the award of “Outstanding Contribution to skills Development & Job Creation in the Construction and Real Estate Sector” by C-STEmp during the just-concluded 12th Abuja International Housing Show held on the 16th to 19th July 2018 at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
The event, which took place on Day 4 of the housing show, was part of activities to mark the Construction Artisans Day, and had in attendance professionals in the building and construction industry, notable amongst them, the Chairman of CORBON, Prof. Bala Kabir, President of Nigeria Institute of Building, Kenneth Nduka and the President of the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN)/Chairman C-STEmp, Rev. Ugo Chime. The theme of the event was: Driving Growth & Sustainability in the Nigerian Housing Sector through Effective Engagement, Development and Certification of Artisans and Craftsmen.
The Fuller affordable housing projects have provided over 11,627 direct temporary jobs to many skilled artisans, including plumbers, tilers, masons, electricians, carpenters, welders, since November 2014.
With over 600 housing units comprising of 1 and 2-bedroom semi-detached bungalows fully completed, Fuller is set to deliver an additional 600 units of 1 and 2-bedroom semi-detached bungalows within the next few months.
C-STEmp, an acronym for Construction Skills Training and Employment Services Ltd, is an organization established specifically for the purpose of addressing the extant challenges of the housing sector, particularly the shortage of skilled manpower. It is approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) as a pioneer training provider under the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) scheme and has partnered with N-Power to train hundreds of youths in technical vocational skills.