Samsung Commissions Second Engineering Academy
Samsung Electronics West Africa has launched its second Engineering Academy in Ado-Ekiti in partnership with the Ekiti state government. Commenting on the launch of the academy in Ado- Ekiti, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Brovo Kim said the aim is to build reliable partnerships in Nigeria in order to equip the country’s youth with the technical and employability skills they need to transform their lives, as well as find jobs or become entrepreneurs.This is in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, which include no poverty, quality education and decent work and economic growth.
PIX – L-R: Dr. Kolapo Olusola( Deputy Governor, Ekiti State); Mrs. Abosede George-Ogan (Corporate Social Value Manager, Samsung Electronics West Africa) and Hon. Jide Egunjobi (Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology), at the launch of Samsung Engineering Academy in Ado-Ekiti
“The Engineering Academy initiative seeks to address the critical technical and skills shortage in Africa, Samsung has launched its Engineering Academy in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria to provide hands on vocational skills training for youth. By opening up well-paying job opportunities for its students, Samsung’s quality of service is differentiated and set in line with the government’s drive for creating decent jobs, especially for young citizens”, Kim added.
The Ekiti Engineering Academy has three theory rooms and three practical rooms, each with a seating capacity of 20. The students at the Academy will be taught across three trades, including Audio Visual, Home Appliances and Information Mobile and Technology.