A class of 58 students have graduated from the Samsung Electronics Engineering Academy this week. The successful group of graduates from key technical colleges and universities across the country have been awarded certificates, having successfully completed the academy’s required training modules.
Already, around 500 students have graduated from the Academy to date, a number of whom are currently employed within the ecosystem of Samsung Electronics in East Africa.
(TOP: Jane Mugun, Samsung Marketing Manager for Mobile – left – hands over a certificate to one of the graduands during the graduation of the 2016 Engineering Academy Graduation class).
The Academy’s goal is to equip students with hands-on practical skills, enabling them to gain employment after graduation or gain a head start as entrepreneurs.
“Our mission is to develop a generation of highly-trained electronic engineers to address the critical technical and engineering skills shortage that exists in the job market,” says Patricia King’ori, Head of Corporate Marketing and CSR at Samsung Electronics East Africa. “At the same time we want to foster a genuine spirit of entrepreneurship, encouraging our young students to help create employment in their respective communities.”
The current partnering schools of the Academy include the Technical University of Kenya (TUK), Multimedia University, JKUAT, Kabete National Polytechnic, the Nairobi Technical Training Institute and Machakos University College.
“The world of work is changing – and some jobs are changing faster than others. Samsung is committed to ensuring that young Kenyans have the skills needed for the workplace of the future to help accelerate the local economy,” King’ori adds.
“We look forward to sending a new group of capable young engineers and technicians into the workplace and wish them every success as they begin the bright futures that lie ahead of them,” concluded King’ori