Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 11-04-2018
There may be some good news for unemployed martriculants who want to enter the technical field.
Tech Giant Samsung has opened applications for the Women Technical Programme and the Boys to Men initiative to acquire the necessary engineering skills.
Students are taken through an intensive technical training course followed by a month of in-service training. Once this is completed, the young graduates are taught about client service and then they are deployed to Samsung Service Centres.
There are two intakes a year for each and applicants need to have a matric certificate, with maths and science on higher grade.
Samsung is also seeking applicants who have completed an Engineering diploma or degree – these candidates will be taken through the same technical engineering course but will have a different career trajectory laid out for them within Samsung Electronics.
Richard Chetty, Director of Services for Samsung South Africa, says the company is on a drive to give the youth of South Africa hope for the future with viable careers in a highly desirable field.
“Our graduates have all entered the workplace with essential electronic engineering skills, allowing them to support themselves and make a positive impact on their families and communities.”
The initiative is a six months programme held from June to November at the Samsung Engineering Academy in Midrand.