In 2012, Samsung Engineering Academy was established as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative between Samsung Electronics and the Lagos State Government through the World Bank-supported Lagos Eko Secondary School Education Project.
It was established to positively impact Nigerians and since it has trained over 100 students since it has been established. Recently, 53 students graduated from the academy. The graduates are expected to deepen the pool of well trained technicians in the country.
“Samsung is dedicated to creating a large pool of skilled engineers with a target of training 10,000 students across Africa. The Samsung Electronics Engineering Academy provides hands-on, vocational skills training, opening up well-paying job opportunities for its graduates to work in the electronics industry either as employees in repair centers, assembly lines or as independent entrepreneurs.
“The students were trained to repair and service modern, digital electronic and home appliances such as LCD TV’s, smartphones, refrigerators, air conditioners and laptops among other appliances.” the managing director of Samsung West Africa, Mr Brovo Jim said.
The graduating students who were taken from Government Technical College, Agidingbi, Ikeja have the opportunity to internship at Samsung’s channel partners; outstanding performers will have the opportunity to work as independent service technicians or employees in the company’s retail channel outlets.
Congratulations to the graduates!