The Samsung Engineering Academy held its students’ graduation last week in Durban.
DURBAN - Twenty Samsung Engineering Academy students celebrated their graduation in Durban last week.

Samsung Africa director for customer service Nithia Pillay said: “The academy’s mission is aligned with Samsung’s global mission of ‘Enabling People’, which is aimed at helping people discover and develop their innate potential. Which is why, today, we salute the learners who will help put Africa at the forefront of the 4th industrial revolution. They can uplift their communities, and enrich the continent.”

Samsung’s engineering academies across Africa aim to develop skilled electronics technicians and engineers by bridging the skills gap by equipping students with hands-on, practical skills at no cost, enabling them to move into jobs after they graduate.

Equipping young people with the latest technological skills to assist them to compete in the job market is part of Samsung’s theme “Education for Future Generations”, which is geared to develop skilled technicians and engineers across Africa. Additionally, programmes such as the engineering academy have increased opportunities for women to enter into trades traditionally reserved for men. The ultimate aim is to 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 get a chance to intern at Samsung Electronics or its service partners and work as independent service technicians within their respective regions.