Samsung Engineering Academy was established in 2012 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 empower Nigerians and positively impact communities. Since its inception, it has trained over 100 students and just recently graduated 53 technicians from its academy. The graduates are expected to deepen the pool of well trained technicians in the country.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, the Managing Director if Samsung West Africa, Mr. Brovo Jim, said
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.
According to Kim, the graduating students who were drawn from Government Technical College, Agindigbi, Ikeja, are eligible for an 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.