Samsung Engineering Academy in Kenya expanded

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(L-R) Samsung Electronics East Africa VP Robert Ngeru shakes hands with Industrialisation CS Adan Mohamed. Looking on is Prof. Francis Aduol, VC, Technical University of Kenya
(L-R) Samsung Electronics East Africa VP Robert Ngeru shakes hands with Industrialisation CS Adan Mohamed. Looking on is Prof. Francis Aduol, VC, Technical University of Kenya

In a move geared towards improving the level of skill-sets in the country’s engineering sector, Samsung has joined hands with the Technical University of Kenya to launch an air conditioning and refrigeration engineering academy at the institution.

The academy will equip students with hands-on skills in the repair and maintenance of air conditioning and refrigeration units. This will be done in the aim of offering practical training and therefore creating opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship.

The facility is an extension of the Samsung Engineering Academy that was set-up in 2012 at the Woodvale Centre in Westlands to address the technical and engineering skills shortage in Kenya and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa. Samsung’s main goal is to develop 10,000 Electronics Engineers across Africa by 2015 by exposing them to the necessary vocational training.

The new facility will have an initial intake of 60 students who will go through a one -year vocational training that includes three months of apprenticeship within Samsung or its service partners. The training module also includes life skills to help the students start their own enterprises.

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