Wednesday 16 January 2019

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Samsung helps open AC Lab in training centre

AMMAN, April 30, 2018

Samsung Electronics Levant has announced its partnership with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Jordan, and inaugurated an Air conditioning (AC) Lab at Wadi Seer Vocational Training Centre.

Samsung Electronics Levant rehabilitated the lab’s infrastructure by equipping it with state-of-the-art devices, in addition to working closely with UNRWA to create a shared training programme. Some 200 students will benefit from the AC Lab annually, said a statement.

Designed to support students who have completed secondary school (Tawjihi), the AC Lab will offer programme participants a two-year course of practical, hands on use of the latest AC technologies, it said.

Samsung Electronics Levant will work through its distributor UPB (United Pioneering Business) to secure field training opportunities for students. Furthermore, UNRWA will offer one training programme each semester and will graduate 24 students per cycle, it added.

Changsup Lee, president, Samsung Electronics Levant, said: “We are proud to partner with UNRWA. We believe in the significance of technical education and vocational training.”

“Through the training programmes that will be launched in cooperation with UNRWA, students will be able to acquire the necessary skills and expertise to qualify them to join the labour market,” he said.

“Through the corporate citizenship projects we establish with various institutes, we strive to create impactful partnerships aimed at transforming the educational experience. Classes will become more interactive, and will create interactions that will prepare students for future employment,” he added.

The Director of UNRWA Operations in Jordan, Roger Davies expressed his gratitude to Samsung for its support.

Davies said: “I hope that this will be the first step in a long partnership, highlighting the significance of the donation on the academic environment and students’ practical experience.”

“This is the first renovation on the lab since its establishment in the 1960s. We hope that students will benefit from it for years to come. Without a doubt, providing the latest technology and equipment is essential to improving student ability,” he added.

“This will broaden their knowledge base with cutting-edge technologies, and will enhance their job opportunities in the labour market,” concluded.

The AC Lab is not the first corporate citizenship venture for Samsung in Jordan, Samsung Electronics Levant has cooperated with various educational institutions to create specialized technology labs aiming to elevate the educational experience by delivering devices and solutions that help students learn with the latest technology available, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service

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