Plusworld Roofing Academy aims to shape Nigeria’s roofing future, announces 2024 training 

Nigeria’s leading provider of roofing solutions and restoration services, Plusworld Roofing, has announced its training schedule for 2024, with the goal of shaping the future of roofing in the country.

The academy, which was established by a Chartered project management professional, Dr. John Igbaifua offers a range of courses designed to teach people about the latest roofing technologies and techniques.

In a statement made available to newsmen, the academy’s founder, Igbaifua said, ‘We believe that by educating and training roofers in the latest technologies and techniques, we can help to improve the quality of roofing in Nigeria and create a better future for our communities.’

The academy’s training courses will cover topics such as design, materials, installation, and maintenance. Trainees will be able to choose from a range of course levels, from beginner to advanced.

In addition to the training, the academy is also working to promote roofing as a career option in Nigeria. It has partnered with several organisations to create awareness about the benefits of a career in roofing. The goal is to encourage more people, especially young people, to consider a career in this field.

The academy is expected to bridge the skills gap in the roofing sector by offering comprehensive training programs for aspiring roofers, contractors, and industry professionals.

With its comprehensive curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, and mentorship opportunities, the academy is poised to shape the future of roofing in Nigeria and beyond.

Igbaifua noted that the academy is not just a training institution, but a catalyst for transformation and excellence in the roofing profession.

He added that the roofing industry in Nigeria plays a crucial role in the construction sector, providing shelter, protection, and structural integrity to buildings across the country.

He lamented that despite its importance, the industry faces significant challenges related to a shortage of skilled labor and a lack of formal training opportunities.

He said Plusworld Roofing took proactive steps to establish the country’s first roofing academy to tackle some of the issues facing the roofing industry.

“As a result of offering specialized training programs, the academy aims to equip individuals with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed to excel in the roofing profession,” he stated

On how Plusworld Roofing would help bridge the skills gap, Igbaifua said the academy would be offering a comprehensive curriculum that covers all aspects of roofing, including installation techniques, safety protocols, material selection, and project management.

“The roofing industry in Nigeria has long faced challenges related to a shortage of skilled labor and a lack of formal training opportunities “.

He further stated that students would undergo rigorous training led by industry experts and seasoned professionals, adding that they also gain practical insights and real-world experience that prepare them for success in the field.


“The academy boasts state-of-the-art training facilities equipped with the latest tools, equipment, and technologies used in the roofing industry. From mock roof installations to hands-on workshops, students have access to immersive learning experiences that simulate real-world scenarios and prepare them for the challenges of the job.


“Students at the Plusworld Roofing Academy benefit from hands-on learning opportunities that allow them to apply theoretical knowledge in practical settings. Through supervised installations, repair projects, and site visits, students gain valuable experience and confidence in their abilities as roofing professionals.


“The academy’s curriculum is designed in collaboration with industry experts and tailored to meet the evolving needs of the roofing sector. Students learn about the latest trends, techniques, and best practices in roofing, ensuring that they are well-equipped to tackle the demands of the job market upon graduation.


“In addition to technical training, students at the Plusworld Roofing Academy receive mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals in the field. Mentors provide valuable insights, career advice, and networking opportunities that help students build connections and advance their careers in the roofing industry,” he noted.


He, however, insisted that the primary factor contributing to the skills gap in the roofing industry is the limited access to formal training programs.


According to him, unlike other trades such as plumbing or electrical work, few institutions in Nigeria offer specialised training in roofing techniques, materials, and safety protocols. As a result, aspiring roofers often lack the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the field.


“In the absence of formal training programs, many individuals enter the roofing profession through informal apprenticeships or on-the-job training. While these arrangements can provide valuable hands-on experience, they often lack a structured curriculum, mentorship, and oversight. As a result, apprentices may struggle to acquire comprehensive skills and may be unaware of industry best practices.


“The roofing industry is constantly evolving, with new materials, techniques, and technologies emerging to meet the demands of modern construction projects. However, many roofing professionals in Nigeria may not have access to training on these advancements, leading to a skills gap between traditional practices and innovative solutions. Without ongoing education and professional development, roofers may struggle to keep pace with industry trends and remain competitive in the market.”

The Plusworld Roofing Academy founder said there is a need for the government to implement strategic initiatives such as formal training programs, apprenticeship opportunities, continuing education, and industry collaboration that can help address challenges and build a skilled and resilient workforce for the future.

He stressed, “With a concerted effort to invest in training and development, the roofing industry in Nigeria can thrive and contribute to the country’s economic growth and infrastructure development

“To address the skills gap in the roofing industry, stakeholders must prioritise the establishment of formal training programs that provide comprehensive education and practical experience.

“This includes collaborating with vocational schools, technical institutes, and industry associations to develop curriculum, provide instructor training, and ensure accreditation of training programs.

“In addition to formal training programs, promoting apprenticeship opportunities can help bridge the skills gap by providing aspiring roofers with hands-on experience under the guidance of experienced professionals. Employers can establish apprenticeship programs within their companies, offering structured training, mentorship, and career development opportunities for entry-level workers.

“To keep pace with technological advancements and industry trends, roofing professionals must prioritize continuing education and professional development. This includes attending workshops, seminars, and trade shows, as well as pursuing certifications and specialized training in areas such as green roofing, solar installation, and safety compliance.

“Addressing the skills gap in the roofing industry requires collaboration among stakeholders, including government agencies, educational institutions, industry associations, and employers. By working together to identify challenges, share resources, and implement solutions, stakeholders can create a more robust and sustainable workforce pipeline for the roofing sector.”

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