Schneider & ECT partner to launch Electric and Solar Lab

The partnership will enable Schneider Electric and ECT to provide a three-year qualifying Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Schneider Electric has partnered with Eastlands College of Technology (ECT) to launch an Electric and Solar Energy Laboratory in its Campus located off Lunga Lunga road, Industrial Area.

The partnership will enable Schneider Electric and ECT to provide a three-year qualifying Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

In addition, ECT will implement a micro-entrepreneurship module, which predominantly focuses on electrical and energy-related training courses, thereby raising awareness around entrepreneurship and equipping trainees with requisite skills to start their own enterprises.

Schneider Electric will additionally provide capacity building expertise, an initiative that is directed towards the training of future instructors at ECT’s aforementioned courses.

“The lack of well-trained electricians and engineers in the electrical and energy fields is a major obstacle to the successful and sustainable development of a number of regions in emerging economies,” says Edouard Heripret, General Manager East Africa, Schneider Electric.

ECT is a Technical Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Institution based in Nairobi, Kenya.

ECT is a Technical Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Institution sponsored by Strathmore Educational Trust, to offer market-oriented and demand driven courses that follow a Dual Training System. The courses particularly target the underprivileged youth.

Hence, the College reaches out to unemployed or untrained youth, middle-level labourers, as well as micro-entrepreneurs that are aged between 18 – 35 years – within the Nairobi metropolitan area.

Since it opened its doors in 2015, ECT has welcomed over 1000 needy students – to receive training in Electronics and Electrical Technology.

Source: African Strategic-Ventures (ASV) & Capitalfm.