Johannesburg, South Africa, 06 April 2017 – TSchneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has partnered with Sedibeng TVET College, College of Cape Town and Cape Peninsula University of Technology respectively, to launch a French South African Schneider Electric Education Centre (F’SASEC) at each of these institutions, in conjunction with the Schneider Electric Foundation and the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research.
This follows on the success of the first F’SASEC training center which Schneider Electric South Africa inaugurated at the Vaal University of Technology almost five years ago, in collaboration with Schneider Electric, The Schneider Electric Foundation and The French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research.
The primary objective for the establishment of these centers is to invest in education in the field of energy to facilitate the professional insertion of youth from underprivileged backgrounds, positively contributing to the economy and skills development.
“Schneider Electric and its Foundation are very proud of the F’SASEC network as it forms part of our sustainability strategy to create access to education for disadvantaged people that should ultimately lead to the employment of electrical artisans”, said Eric Leger, Country President of Schneider Electric South Africa. “We have realized that there is a large need for practical training in tertiary institutions and therefore state of the art Schneider Electric didactic benches that are donated to the various training centers, through the Schneider Electric Foundation, will provide an opportunity for practical experience for students to prepare them for the work environment”.
The Schneider Electric cutting-edge equipment that has been donated, is designed to equip underprivileged individuals with the necessary skills essential to the energy industry. Through the use of this didactic equipment and intensive vocational training, junior and senior technicians in the field of electricity, energy and automated system controls will now enter into the work environment with advanced practical skills due to the time spent training on the equipment
The ambitions of Schneider Electric South Africa and the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research are to further expand the F’SASEC network outside the borders of South Africa into neighboring countries in the near future.