"The world is now on your palm, go and practice and become a master in the art," says Funmilade Akingbagbohu, chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Akingbagbohu was speaking at the closing ceremony of a one-week training and development of Design Concept for Kwara state youths, organized by the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers and sponsored by the state commissioner for Works and Transportation, Engineer Sulaiman Rotimi in Ilorin at the weekend, per the Guardian.
Akingbagbohu implored Kwara state government and parastatals to begin to give more young engineers opportunity to have internship at the specialist MDAs and partnering private sectors.
"Such internship can open a window of opportunities for many young engineers of Kwara origin to acquire experience," she said.
"The best performers among them can be retained to motivate future participants."
She added: "The economic impact of such approach to youth development is immeasurable."
Akingbagbohu noted that design engineers identify complex design problems, conduct root-cause failure analyses, and anticipate production issues, saying that they also develop innovative design solutions, evaluate options, conduct tests, and implement solutions to meet timing, product cost, and reliability targets.
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