Ikeja Electric (IE) has partnered with Slot Foundation, to train 40 youths on repairs of Phones, Laptops and other mobile devices.
Slot Foundation is a foremost mobile phones sales/support services company in the country.
The training, which is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, will take place at the Slot Academy and will benefit 40 youths selected from communities where Ikeja Electric operates. The beneficiaries will be trained by experts in intensive repair of phones, Laptops and other devices for the duration of 3 months when they are expected to have acquired competent technical and entrepreneurial skills to be able to set up a business venture.
According to the Head, Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric, Felix Ofulue, the initiative is targeted at advancing the aspiration of youths by providing them with the opportunity of to be self-reliant as well as empowering them for a better life.
“As a responsible corporate organisation, we will continue to create platforms to empower the youth in communities where we operate. Training of young and aspiring entrepreneurs is part of our commitment to giving back to the society and means of contributing to Nigeria’s economic growth with massive potential to generate employment opportunities”, he explained.
Ofulue also described the partnership as advantageous, noting that Ikeja Electric is delighted to be partnering Slot Systems to execute this initiative.
Speaking on the initiative, Founder of SLOT Foundation and CEO of SLOT Systems Limited, Nnamdi Ezeigbo, noted that SLOT academy is a vocational skill programme that helps young people to acquire GSM phone engineering expertise between 3 and 6 months.
He further reiterated that the partnership with IE will greatly help in achieving the target nothing that skill acquisition is a better way to building an entrepreneurial society.