Apply for N-Power Knowledge Programmes www.npower.gov.ng – Recruitment of 500,000 unemployed graduates by the federal government of Nigeria will soon begin.  The NPower Knowledge programme is the Federal Government’s first step towards diversifying to a knowledge economy. This programme will work alongside the planned eight innovation hubs across the country to provide incubation and acceleration of the technology and creative industries.  The programme is a ‘Training to Jobs’ initiative, essentially ensuring that participants can get engaged in the marketplace in an outsourcing capacity, as freelancers, as employees and as entrepreneurs.

N-Power Knowledge Programmes Recruitment

N-Power was introduced by Nigerian Federal Government to curb Youth Unemployment. The N-Power Creative programme will employ, train and develop 5,000 young creative talents. The strategy is to put our creative industry on the global radar as exporters of world-class services and content. N-power Training will last 3 months, made up of 1-month in-class and a 2-month hands-on group project, across selected Nigerian cities. The participants will be trained and certified in one of the following courses:

Animation    |     Graphic Design      |      Post-production    |      Script Writing

At the end of the training, some participants will get local and international internship opportunities while others will be linked to job and market opportunities.  In addition, all participants will receive computing devices that will ensure that they master their skills during and after the training.

N-Power Knowledge Programmes Course Details

Core Employability Skills     Competencies/Learning Strategies
COMMUNICATION

Writing and presenting written and verbal reports
Role Plays
Demonstrations
Working in groups

TEAMWORK

Team or group projects
Learning sets
Group discussion
Syndicates
Communities of practice

PROBLEM SOLVING

Case studies
Simulations
Investigative projects and research
Using various problem solving tools and techniques
Developing or designing models
Problem solving in teams and networks
Decision making activities

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N-Power Knowledge Programmes INITIATIVE and ENTERPRISE

Brainstorming activities
Designing innovative and creative practices and solutions
Initiating change/design change processes
Simulation activities

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING

Research and data collection
Developing action plans
Planning and organizing events
Time management activities
Goal setting activities and scheduling tasks
Collecting and analyzing information

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Development of portfolios
Work plans
Using log books to record time management skills and monitor own performance
Career planning exercises

LEARNING

Reflective journals log books, diaries
Mentoring and coaching activities
Self-evaluation tools

TECHNOLOGY

Using the Internet, Intranets
Using ICT skills to complete activities
Industry relevant software, technology and equipment

Animation training
MODULE     TOPIC     ACTIVITY/EXPECTATION
Introduction to the history of animation
Introduction to the history of animation     Building your own thaumatrope
Introduction to animation techniques     Understanding animation techniques:

N-Power Knowledge Programmes

2D animation, 3D animation, Stop‐Motion animation
Introduction to animation workflow     Understanding the animation work flow from concept design to post production
Understanding timing and spacing     Understand and applying the use of timing and spacing to create believable animation
Study and analysis of animation shorts applying these principles i.e.:Road Runner & Coyote
Understanding form and depth     Using different art forms to explain the use of form.

Using illustration to explain depth
Understanding anatomy     Create believable forms using references from a variety of art books.

Understanding perspective     Create believable backgrounds using references from different art books
Understanding practical light and color     Create believable backgrounds using references from different art books with color
Storytelling     Explaining the basis for story telling in animation. Using different animated pieces to explain story telling. Using paper man to explain the importance of story

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2D ANIMATION
Introduction to Toon Boom     Toonboom story board pro
Toonboom harmony
Toonboom harmony     Understanding the software interface, panels, tools
Acting in animation, storyboarding, animatic/timing
Lip sync
Plausible impossible, Squash and stretch
Walk cycle
X‐Sheet application

3D Animation
Introduction to autodesk (maya) interface     (a). panels (b). tools
Modelling     (a). primitive modelling (b). Sub object modelling  [c]. deformers
Materials     (a). shaders (b). textures
Animation     (a)Transforms (b)dynamics
lighting and rendering     (a.) lights (b). render settings

Digital Animation
animation, Breakdown and lipsync
Layout and posing,
Scene setup/Using multi‐ plane layering
Composition/effects
Asset Management
Library Module
Rendering +Post Production

Post production

MODULE      TOPIC      ACTIVITY/EXPECTATION
VIDEO EDITING – introduction to adobe premier
Interface

panels

tools

Workspace     Customizing workspace and Setting preferences
Sequences

Creating sequences

Types of sequences

Markers

Viewing the source footage

Finding in and out points

Setting markers

Importing footage to sequences

Cuts     Making edits to the sequence for refinement
Transitions     Types of transitions and function
Effects

Transforms

Keying and other video enhancements

Titles

Types of titles

Applications of titles

Video formats

Output sizes and functions

Rendering for targeted medium

After Effects: Introduction to adobe after effects /visual effects
Interface

panels

tools

Workspace     Customizing workspace and Setting preferences
Compositions

Composition settings

Pre compositions

Basic animation

Transforms (scale, rotate, position)

Key frames

F-curves

Effects

Sound Editing
understanding sound editing and mixing
softwares

cue-base
fruity loops

understanding equalizers and its functions
mastering the range of frequencies shared btw diff sounds
introduction to foley and sFx
creating sounds for foley and sFx
understanding the blend btw foley/sFx/ and music
training the ears to becoming adept in picking sounds in different frequencies

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Post production

MODULE      TOPIC      ACTIVITY/EXPECTATION
VIDEO EDITING – introduction to adobe premier
Interface

panels

tools

Workspace     Customizing workspace and Setting preferences
Sequences

Creating sequences

Types of sequences

Markers

Viewing the source footage

Finding in and out points

Setting markers

Importing footage to sequences

Cuts     Making edits to the sequence for refinement
Transitions     Types of transitions and function
Effects

Transforms

Keying and other video enhancements

Titles

Types of titles

Applications of titles

Video formats

Output sizes and functions

Rendering for targeted medium

After Effects: Introduction to adobe after effects /visual effects
Interface

panels

tools

Workspace     Customizing workspace and Setting preferences
Compositions

Composition settings

Pre compositions

Basic animation

Transforms (scale, rotate, position)

Key frames

F-curves

Effects

Sound Editing
understanding sound editing and mixing
softwares

cue-base
fruity loops

understanding equalizers and its functions
mastering the range of frequencies shared btw diff sounds
introduction to foley and sFx
creating sounds for foley and sFx
understanding the blend btw foley/sFx/ and music
training the ears to becoming adept in picking sounds in different frequencies

You can check here for N Power Details and know how to Apply for N-Power Knowledge Programmes www.npower.gov.ng

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  1. I’m a current graduate who serve in Jigawa State in 2015/2016 set. I admire teaching has an hobby who love to impact knowledge in young ones. Am a core member in bring back history in Nigeria but current still seeking for teaching job.

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