Ethiopia: LG Electronics to Open Technical College


LG Electronics is opening a million dollar Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) College in September 2013.

The college will offer courses in Information Technology (IT); electronics; and television and cell phone maintenance. According to Yong Geun Choi, representative for LG's Ethiopia office and LG's director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for the Middle East and Africa, the College will also offer additional courses in agriculture.

Choi was speaking at the launch of the LG Hope Village in Sendafa on April 16, 2013.

The TV and cell phone maintenance services will be specific to LG products, while the rest of the courses on offer are general. LG will supply teaching materials for its college although the company intends to use Ethiopian instructors.

Training will begin in September 2013 from a rented facility. Agricultural training will follow a year later as there currently is no established TVET curriculum for agriculture in Ethiopia, according to Choi.