Published on: Oct 13, 2016
State-of-the-art satellite installer training programme to become a fixed course in the curriculum
SES, along with its local partner Ecole Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications (ESMT) announced the launch of the SES ELEVATE satellite installer training course with ESMT which commenced on Monday, 10 October.
This SES ELEVATE satellite installer training course is one of the key areas of collaboration enumerated in the MoU which has been signed this week between SES and ESMT.
As part of the launch, SES has sponsored a classroom that will be rebranded and furnished with the necessary equipment and become the dedicated training venue. SES also created an internet Hub for ESMT and will provide the institution with one year of free internet connectivity through its Astra 2G technology. The unlimited internet connectivity across the institution will ensure students are able to undertake part of their training online and have access to the internet for additional information.
“SES has been working with ESMT through the SES ELEVATE programme for a number of years and to have it provided as a fixed course in the curriculum is a step in the right direction, as more installers will be equipped to support satellite and digital television migration in the country. We are committed to play our part in seeing digital migration come to fruition across the continent. To date, we have trained over 8 000 installers across Africa since the launch of the programme in 2012,” says Andy Anderson Head of Marketing at SES Africa.
Mr Mohamadou Arabani Saibou, Director General of ESMT added, “We’re excited to introduce the programme as a fixed course in the curriculum and uplift the youth through education and empower them to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses, and in the process create employment opportunities for others. Our institution provides certifications and graduate programs within the telecommunications industry and this partnership with SES will enable us to expand our current programme offerings.”
As part of the launch week, SES will be training VSAT and direct-to-home (DTH) installers. At the end of each course installers will be provided with an ELEVATE certificate which provides the opportunity to generate more income, as well as further develop skills, learn cutting edge techniques, and improve the overall quality of installations.
The SES ELEVATE team has so far trained over 8,000 installers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Niger and South Africa and the number continues to grow across the continent.
Find out more about SES ELEVATE: http://www.sesafricaconnected.com/elevate/
The Multinational School of Telecommunications (ESMT) located in Dakar, was created in 1981 at the initiative of seven West African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo) as part of a United Nations Program for Development project (UNDP).
As a Centre of Excellence of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in broadband access and digital broadcasting, ESMT is also a Center of Excellence of the West African Economic and Monetary Union.
ESMT’s primary vocation is to limit the brain drain by providing young and professional, quality training framework adapted to the needs of African businesses. Engineers from this school are immediately ready to work in field. ESMT also provide consultancies in ICT area to institutions and companies.
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