Samsung Electronics opened applications for Women Technical Program and Boys to Men initiatives

As organizations around the world strive to find young employees that are well prepared to participate in the industry, the private sector has recently intensified its efforts to train underserved youth with ICT skills. This week, Samsung South Africa opened applications for its Women Technical Program and Boys to Men initiatives to prepare unemployed youth with digital knowledge that can enable them to improve their work opportunities.

The program falls under Samsung Engineering Academy and consists in a six-month course after which participants are invited to work in Samsung Service Centers for beginning their careers. The coursework is related to diverse technical topics including for example mobile electronic skills including replacement of cellphone boards, diagnostics checks and trouble shooting. Applicants that already possess an engineering diploma or degree are also eligible for the training, however, they receive specialized training based on their background.

According to Richard Chetty, director of Services for Samsung Electronics South Africa, “We’re on a drive to give the youth of SA 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.”

Source: ITWeb