Camrail, subsidiary of Bolloré,commits to training young Cameroonians in railay professions



Camrail, subsidiary of Bolloré and operator of the Cameroonian railway signed on 10 May in Douala, a partnership agreement with the Centre of Professional Training and Continuing Education De la Salle (Centre de Formation Professionnelle et Continue De la Salle – CFPC-DLS) to train young people in railway professions.

Didier Vandenbon, General Manager of Camrail, indicated that it is a strong signal of the human resources policy established by the company, which aims to sustain the trade know-how in the matter. Whether in the maintenance of material and fixed installations, information systems, transport (traffic and traction)… Always according to Mr. Vandenbon, Camrail is investing a little more than FCfa 100 million annually in training.

Emmanuel Mboua, Director of CFPC-DLS, stated that 60 young people will be trained per session. “The advantage of this agreement is that we are not going to train unemployed people. But young people who will immediately enter the work world after their training”, he declared. According to him, the length of the apprenticeship will depend on the specialty. Because, the training for the job of train driver is 08 months long, while that of locomotive mechanic lasts 18 months. And the minimum level required is the Certificate of Professional Competence (Certificat d’Aptitude Professionnel – CAP).

Source:business in Cameroon

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