LG Electronics has announced that it will open an ICT and electronics maintenance training college in Ethiopia this coming September in a move to give back to the community and train technicians to repair its electronics.
The technical and vocational education and training college will later offer courses in Agriculture apart from just information technology and electronics maintenance accordin to Yong Geun Choi of LG Ethiopia speaking Tuesday at the LG Hope Village launch in Sendafa, Ethiopia.
Addis Fortune reports that the TV and cell phone maintenance courses will only be for LG products and will be taught by LG instructors and teaching resources but other courses will be general and open to other appliance makes.
The LG college will admit just 75 students into its three courses in year one this September then train them for a two-year diploma.
Early April LG Electronics partnered with Metro PLC to launch a free mobile after-sales service center in Ethiopia investing over 2 million birr on the repair service. LG and Metro PLC said they will equip the bus with a work station for technicians, power it with an LG solar cell battery system installed on the roof. The mobile bus will go around the city and the later the country to offer after sales and repair services to LG customers. The training school might just be another step to up this services countrywide and make LG repair services real to all their clients in Ethiopia.
LG Electronics also has green projects and products and recycle centers on campus in the US, introducing them in Ethiopia will be another big step foe it to increase its market share.