tech leader Siemens is once again a major sponsor at this event and will be
giving one student a life changing opportunity, to join other former expo
winners at the Siemens Technical Academy in Berlin for a three-and-a-half-year
apprenticeship programme, then a guaranteed job at Siemens after completion.
The company has also committed to supporting the development of young African
innovators through its partnership with various schools in different countries
on the continent.
Students from Sekondi College have been
sponsored by Siemens to take part in the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists in
Johannesburg, South Africa. All travel expenses of two learners and an educator
from the school will be fully funded by Siemens. This sponsorship includes visa
applications, flights, and transfers to the local accommodation. An additional
two students and one educator from schools in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and
Ethiopia have also received the same sponsorship as well as a chance for their
best performing students to participate in the expo.
“The Eskom Expo for Young Scientists is well
positioned to develop young, curios minds and it is with great pleasure that
students from Sekondi College and other African regions have an opportunity to
participate and represent their countries and their schools at the prestigious
event,” says Edmund Acheampong, Country Manager for Siemens, Ghana.
In line with the company’s goal to promote
Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Innovation (STEMI) in Ghana, Siemens
has also partnered with Sekondi College to inspire interests in technology and
innovation. This partnership has led to the refurbishment and restocking of the
school’s computer lab with 45 state of the art computers and accessories as
part of the company’s fulfilment of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed
between Sekondi College and Siemens in September 2017.
Country Manager for Siemens Ghana, Edmund Acheampong
says, investing in the future of young, African engineers is part of the
Siemens DNA. “Our continent can only prosper if we empower and develop our
young engineers and those who can make a change in Africa, for Africa. This is
a unique opportunity promoting both international and multicultural exposure
within Siemens while advancing the skills Siemens would require in the future,”