Schneider Electric launches training course

Issue 4 2022 Training & Education, News

Schneider Electric, in partnership with Trace, has launched an interactive and innovative training course, Spark Your Interest in Electricity, which is available at no cost on the newly launched app, Trace Academia, potentially reaching millions of youths across the continent.


Zanelle Dalglish.

The Spark Your Interest in Electricity course, available on both Android and iOS, provides hands-on training on how to wire electrical equipment safely and responsibly. It also serves as a precursor to not only handling electrical equipment safely, but also encourages youth in taking the next step, enrolling in an electrician or related course provided at various tertiary and vocational institutions across the country.

“It is a privilege to form part of a such a dynamic and impactful founding partnership that works toward one goal: finding sustainable solutions to youth unemployment on the African continent. With Trace Academia we will endeavour to reach as many youths as we can, providing them with the skills to take those first important steps toward identifying a possible career path in the field of energy,” says Zanelle Dalglish, director, Sustainable Development & Academy: Anglophone Africa cluster, Schneider Electric.

Schneider Electric’s partnership with Trace also forms part of a coalition which sees prominent global private, public and non-profit partners coming together through the Trace Academia app to train 26 million African youths by 2026, providing them with the skills they require to find or create work, and the opportunities to kickstart their careers.

The Schneider Electric Spark your Interest in Electricity course is one of many education and training initiatives that lie at the heart of the company’s Education, Training & Entrepreneurship as well as Access to Energy programmes. These include:

• Partnerships, in conjunction with the Schneider Electric Foundation, with tertiary and vocational training organisations such as the French South African Schneider Electric Education Centre (F’SASEC) Network, NGOs and government.

• The Schneider Electric Training Academy, which is based in Midrand, provides expert training programmes and courses by highly qualified, industry-experienced instructors in person, virtually or via digital training platforms.

The Schneider Electric Spark your Interest in Electricity course forms part of a myriad of courses available on the Trace Academia app, such as entrepreneurship, digital marketing, hospitality, creativity, journalism, film and technology. The Trace Academia app only uses 25 MB of memory, and all courses and certificates can be downloaded straight to users’ devices.




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