LG electronics partners with University of Nairobi to train engineers
By Peter Ochieng
LG Electronics has partnered with the University of Nairobi (UoN) to train engineers, architects and contractors among other building professionals.
They will be trained in the latest Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) innovations.
According to a press release shared on Monday, December 05, 2022, seen by Nairobi Review Africa, the deal will experience LG revamp its Engineering academy and rebrand its showroom as it eyes growth in sales of its innovative HVAC inverter technology.
Sa Nyoung Kim, LG East Africa Managing Director said there is a large gap in the local market both in terms of awareness of the benefits of HVAC inverter technology, and the skills needed to install and maintain equipment embedded with the technology.
“Enhanced awareness and training is crucial in increased adoption of this innovative technology in the local market. We have partnered with Industry players to strengthen our Business-to-Business (B2B) Academy to provide a platform to sharpen technical skills available locally to support the latest state-of-the-art range of air conditioners,” he said.
The LG B2B Academy will offer training in industry-leading air conditioning technologies.
Hundreds of trainees will benefit from courses offered at the academy ranging from installation, troubleshooting to full service.
LG Middle East and Africa General Manager Yong Kim, described the partnership with UoN as aimed at ensuring future engineers and architects are aligned with fast-evolving technologies and consumer needs.
“We look forward to the academy offering a long-lasting impact not only in Kenya but also the wider East African region. In addition, we want to make this showroom the ideal location to demonstrate to the customer the standards that LG works with both in the realms of products and craftsmanship.”
He added that the rapidly growing demand for energy-saving technology in the East Africa region, and the fact that most African countries are flooded with outdated air conditioners, makes a strong case for training in the new technology.
LG has also introduced a new cloud-based technology, TMS-BECON Cloud, to enable its customers monitor their LG air conditioners in real time.
With this technology, LG can now offer troubleshooting support from its Nairobi office to all its sales sites within the East Africa region.