The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), an Africa-based, African-funded philanthropic organization, has announced 25 entrepreneurs from its entrepreneurship programme will take part in a dedicated 4-week advanced manufacturing training program at GE Lagos Garage every year.
Lagos Garage, which takes place at General Electric’s regional HQ in Lagos, is a skills training programme designed for hardware entrepreneurs in the country.
The training will expose the 25 entrepreneurs to a wide spectrum of topics that are essential for manufacturing and design in the 21st Century.
The program will sharpen their teamwork, communication, and creativity skills, and promote excellence in the practice of design and manufacturing within and across professions.
Also, they’ll be exposed to real-world design and manufacturing problems, be able to bring concepts to reality and express, evoke and shape experience through design and manufacturing.
“This program will help them to further develop their products and business models as a follow up to the Foundations’s Entrepreneurship Programme,” said Parminder Vir OBE, CEO Tony Elumelu Foundation.
The program is the result of a partnership between The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and General Electric. Its aim is to foster economic growth and empowerment in Nigeria by building a skilled workforce and driving entrepreneurship development in the country.
“We are happy to collaborate with a reputable organization such as the Tony Elumelu Foundation on this skill building initiative. There is a lot of alignment between TEF and GE’s commitment to the development of Nigerian entrepreneurs and we look forward to seeing some great success stories from TEF participants on the training program,” said Patricia Obozuwa, GE Director of Communications & Public Affairs.