Samsung Electronics East Africa has said it aims to train about 2000 professionals by 2015 in Kenya, part of its vision to train 10,000 students in Africa.
Samsung Electronics East Africa’s service business leader, Koki Muia said: “Given our current growth rate in Kenya and across the region, Samsung is deliberately developing a pool of skilled technicians and exclusive service experts to handle growing demand.”
The training by the academy aims to offer trainees the skills to service, repair and manage modern equipment and devices such as, LCD TV’s, Smart phones, refrigerators, air conditioners and laptops.
A similar training was in August last year launched in Lagos, Nigeria within the Agidimgbi Technical College, Ikeja through the Samsung Electronics West Africa.
This is a part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme called “Samsung Hope for Children Outreach” conducted at no cost. Samsung through the initiative has seen more innovations and technical help deployed in learning institutions.
Already, 200 students are set to graduate from this year’s programme from Multimedia University College, Kabete Technical Training Institute, PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute and the Nairobi Technical training Institute.
One of the Samsung’s famous initiatives is the solar powered internet schools in Africa (South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan). The company hopes to reach 2.5 million learners by 2015.
“The programme focuses on the deployment of ICT Infrastructure like the Samsung Interactive Whiteboard, commonly called E-board, the multi-purpose Samsung printer and Note PCs,” Samsung said.
Samsung’s programme further focuses “comprehensively on infrastructure deployment, professional development of educators, content development and management, school administration and management as well as sharing best practices in the integration of ICTs in enhancing learning.”