Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 03-04-2019
About 165 students from the Midrand Samsung Engineering Academy have graduated at the Ekhuruleni West College in Boksburg joining the mission for Africa to be amongst the leaders of the next phase in the continent’s growth.
Samsung says the graduates are part of the company’s on-going vision to develop skilled electronics technicians and engineers by bridging the current skills gap.
The graduation was attended by Sung Yoon, CEO & President of Samsung Africa, Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and representatives from the basic and higher education departments and parents amongst others.
Samsung says there is no doubt that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is fast approaching and fortunately Africa is in a positive position to seize the opportunities ahead.
“Engineering academies across Africa have already seen thousands of students graduate with hands-on, practical skills at no cost, enabling them to move into jobs after they graduate.”
Samsung says programmes such as the Engineering Academy have increased opportunities for women to enter into trades that were traditionally reserved for men.
“The ultimate aim is give all youth, an opportunity to change the narrative around what it means to be an artisan and break down the barriers to success.”
The top performing students will now get a chance to intern at Samsung Electronics or its service partners and thereafter work as independent service technicians or employees within their respective regions.