General Electric (GE) is committed to supporting Africa’s sustainable growth by investing in partnerships across the continent that foster economic development. The global digital industrial company is also committed to skills development and sustainability initiatives across several sectors, including power installation, generation and transmission.
Getting the relevant technical and leadership skills is a common stumbling block for university and college graduates wanting to enter the job market. That’s one of the reasons internships, like the one offered by GE Power, exists. Introduced by the global digital industrial company in 2015, the GE Power Internship programme is designed to [...]
BY: Roti Balogun: Region Learning Leader, GE Africa Digital disruption is challenging the way we live, the way we work, the way we learn, all over the world and particularly in Africa. By 2050 the world top countries with the youngest working population will be on the continent. Rethinking education in Africa is therefore paramount [...]
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The importance of having digital skills in today’s constantly evolving digital world can’t be overstated. New technology brings new ways of working and entirely new jobs that didn’t exist a few years ago. In Africa, where 500 million people are expected to be online by 2020, according to Google, fresh opportunities abound and the [...]
Two teams were made up of students from two of Ghana’s top universities - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Ashesi University College - participated in the inaugural Intelligent Campus Challenge. CLICK THROUGH SLIDESHOW CLICK THROUGH SLIDESHOW
Basic ICT skills and digital entrepreneurship training is changing lives in western Kenya. Particularly the lives of women, like Mary Namukholi, a farmer who sells bananas and nut, and who supplements her income by offering tech services from typing to printing out documents for people in her community. Namukholi is over 60-years old, and [...]
Staying ahead of your competition in today’s fast-paced, globally innovative workspace has never been more challenging. Businesses that want to stay ahead of their rivals do so by driving creativity and innovation through cutting edge technology that’s revolutionized the competitive workspace globally. General Electric (GE) Africa has made technology and innovation the cornerstone of [...]
Leticia Oppong, Field Service and Technical Advising Specialist, GE Africa: I read a book about a blackout that inspired me to go into STEM. It was a story book, the kind with pictures in them, and there was a blackout in the town and the electric company sent a team to [...]
Science is all around us. It plays a major role in the growth and stability of the world’s economies, making it a priority for each country to develop and nurture young talent in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) fields. As the need for critical thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and inventors rises, Africa is making [...]