Thirteen Graduate from First LG Office Administration Learnership Programme
JOHANNESBURG, 27 October 2010 - LG Electronics South Africa held a graduation ceremony for its first ever Office Administration Learnership Programme on Wednesday 27 October 2010, at its head office in Germiston, Johannesburg.
Thirteen youths received their National Qualifications Framework (NQF 4) certification for successfully completing the 12-month on-the-job Office Administration course, which equips them with the necessary skills to carve out a career within the Business Administration field.
LG Electronics South Africa is passionate about addressing local unemployment and ensuring quality human resources are available for a sustainable economic future.
This one year Office Administration Learnership Programme, with training supplied by “KLM Empowered”, saw students obtain valuable skills in the areas of Business Communications, Stock Control, Budgeting, Procurement, Record-keeping and Quality Control. Students also gained priceless practical experience by dealing with real-life Business Administration issues in the LG office environment, teaching them to apply what they have learnt in theory.
Through this Learnership Programme LG Electronics nurture and develop local skills to contribute to the talent base that will serve crucial areas in South Africa’s economy.
“Today is certainly a notable moment in LG Electronics South Africa’s history, as we celebrate the graduation of these 13 learners who participated in the first LG Office Administration Learnership Programme. We are confident that each of these young minds can now enter the permanent labour market and contribute to their own success as well as the success of any organisation that employs them,” says Peet van Rooyen, CEO of LG Electronics South Africa.
As such, and showing its trust in the quality of local talent, the company has permanently employed seven of the thirteen graduates across its six business units.
As a global company with a strong foothold in the South African market, LG Electronics continues its strategy of thinking globally, but acting locally.