Tuesday, April 23, 2013

LG Electronics to open technical college in Ethiopia

Tuesday 23 April 2013 | 12:25 CET | News ainPlaceHolder_txtAbstract"> LG Electronics is set to inaugurate a USD 1 million Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) College in September in Ethiopia. The college will offer courses in information technology, electronics, television and mobile phone maintenance. According to Yong Geun Choi, representative for LG's Ethiopia office and LG's director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for the Middle East and Africa, the college will also offer additional courses in agriculture, The Focus reported. The TV and mobile phone maintenance services will be specific to LG products, while the rest of the courses on offer are general. LG's college will accept 75 students into three departments for the first year of its two-year training. LG has applied for 3,000 sqm of land at the Industrial Zone in Akaki Kaliti District, where it plans to build the college facility.