OCO has a Welding Training Centre managed by Nigerians for training, testing and certification of welders in support of the Federal Government's local content initiative to provide indigenous professional welders matching the competences of expatriate welders. The Centre is certified by Nigerian Institute of Welding (NIW) as Authorized Training Body (ATB) of International Institute of Welding (IIW). It's affiliated to ITW owner of Hobart Welding Institute, USA
OCO Nigeria's first appointed product and service distributor of Miller welding machines and Hobart welding products started welding training about a decade ago by offering Miller approved courses to its technical and marketing staff, and technical staff of clients. Now the training program is accredited by International Institute of Welding (IIW) through Nigeria Institute of Welding (NIW). OCO Training Centre is an Authorized Training Body (ATB) of NIW.
OCO Welding Training & Certification Centre is a Nigerian-owned training outfit managed by Nigerians. The Centre’s mission is:
The Centre is totally committed to HSE and QA/QC. All manufacturers represented by OCO in Nigeria are ISO-certified, and the fabrication operation is SON certified.
OCO is distributor to the following reputable global manufacturers, and stocks all their products, making them available to the Centre for welder training and testing:
OCO is the only accredited Service Agent in Nigeria for ITW-Miller, AEC Technology and E.H.WACHS manufacturers of Welding Machines, Heat Treatment Machines and Pipe machining tools.
In addition to training, OCO Welding Training & Centre is equipped to carry out welding procedure qualification (PQR).
Trainees of the OCO Welding Training & Certification Centre are sourced from
Governments (federal, state and local tiers), NGOs, exploration, production, construction and/or service companies that desire to undertake welding skill acquisition programs for the benefit of their citizens, host communities, etc.