Samsung Electronics to train 10,000 engineers in Africa by 2015

Samsung office BaycrestSamsung's South Africa-based engineering academy aims to improve the quality of technical education in public secondary schools across Africa. (Image source: Baycrest)Samsung Electronics is seeking to train 10,000 electronics engineers across Africa to repair and service the latest digital electronic devices, including smartphones, at the Samsung Engineering Academy in South Africa

Brovo Kim, managing director of Samsung Electronics, West Africa, announced the move in Lagos at the graduation of the academy’s first group of technical students.

The academy was part of the Global Samsung Hope for Children Outreach programme, which offered free training courses to beneficiaries, Samsung Electronics said. 

Kim stated that the outreach programme was aimed at enhancing the quality of technical education in public secondary schools across Africa. 

According to Samsung Electronics, a pilot project of the Samsung Engineering Academy programmes was rolled out in South Africa in 2011 and has extended its reach to Kenya and Ethiopia, with plans to roll it out across more African countries.

“Skilled graduates are key to helping us reach our business goals, providing us with a workforce of technicians and exclusive service experts needed to differentiate Samsung as a quality service-oriented company,” said Ronke Azeez, special adviser to the Lagos state governor on Eko Secondary Education Project.

"These graduates have been equipped with the world-class skills to build a better future for themselves and to play an integral part in driving the economy of the state forward," she said.

 

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