CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PROFESSION: A DRIVER OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISES

  • J.C Offurum
  • M.S Nwakaudu
Keywords: MSME Skills, Chemical Engineering, Empowerment, Human Development.

Abstract

The world is saddled with disturbances due to worries of unemployment and under-utilization of labour. These conditions are either created by the individuals (who have refused to make themselves available for acquaintance of useful skills for increased productivity), or due to bad governance. Whatever may be the cause, the ever-remaining fact is that several skills abound that can always be harnessed to assuage the pitiable situation of idleness and laxity in our society. What is required is just the will and zeal, with little support, to convert a formerly idle man to a creator of jobs; this is achievable through Chemical Engineering. The technology of the discipline is so large diverse and versatile that it affects almost every aspect of human life. Thomas More once said: “what more could a man do for himself greater than doing his own things the way he desires them’’. Many opportunities can be created and easily driven, with lean resources at hand, through chemical engineering. The present study, therefore, reviews a number of MSME driven skills obtainable in chemical engineering profession, such as Production of Paint (emulsion), Insecticide, Bleach, Soap (bar) and Liquid Disinfectant. With keenness and little capital, a little beginning can metamorphous into large enterprise.

Author Biographies

J.C Offurum

Department of Chemical Engineering, Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo-Ohaji, Nigeria.

M.S Nwakaudu

Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.

Published
2019-06-23