SADC alliance to empower tech engineers heads West
A partnership between Schneider Electric and Amtec Techniquip, a leading provider of locally manufactured educational equipment in South Africa, now covers Nigeria.
The alliance was forged three years ago and is funded by the Schneider Electric Foundation to accelerate access to education through the provision of training equipment to tertiary institutions such as Didactic benches that bridge the gap between theory and practice and form a critical part of vocational training.
DL Steyl, Project Manager - Access to Education, Sustainable Development & Academy at Schneider Electric, says, “There is dire need for high-quality electrical and engineering training education equipment in Nigeria. Through our partnership with Amtec Techniquip we hope to emulate the success of our counterparts in Southern Africa and provide students with equipment that will support and accelerate their studies as electricians and engineers.”
Roger Forte, sales director at Amtec Techniquip, said: “We are thrilled to now include Nigeria as part of our collaboration with Schneider Electric. The last three years have been rewarding and undoubtedly complimented our company’s passion for providing quality engineering education equipment.”
Through the partnership, tertiary institutions will be provided with several training options, including:
- Domestic wiring solutions
- Industrial wiring solution
- Industrial automation solution
- Home automation bench
- Solar solution
The equipment is for example used at F’SASEC (French Southern African Schneider Electric Education Centre) network partners as well as Schneider Electric partners and customers in Southern Africa.
Steyl said, “Amtec Techniquip offer entrenched experience in the electrical educational training space and has been a valuable partner over the last three years. The equipment is professional and meet the highest standards set by Schneider Electric.”