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Samsung to Graduate First 200 Trainees in Kenyan Academy

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The first 200 trainees are set to graduate from Samsung's Kenyan Engineering Academy in the coming weeks.

The technicians have been trained to repair and service electronic devices and equipment and are expected to significantly raise Samsung's local after-sales service support capacity.

The company has a long term plan to train 2,000 graduates by 2015 as part of a wider plan to boost IT training skills in the country. The one-year training scheme is free to participants who are drawn from six local technical schools.

"Given our current growth rate in Kenya and across the region, Samsung is deliberately developing a pool of skilled technicians and exclusive service experts to handle growing demand," Samsung Electronics East Africa Service Business Leader, Koki Muia explained.

The government is pushing ahead with a programme to boost IT skills, and called on Samsung to raise its target to 4,000 trainees by 2030.

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