Inlaks begins second ATM Academy for skills development
Inlaks has announced the commencement of season 2 of its ATM Academy, in efforts to address unemployment and lack of adequate capacity and skills in the country.
The ATM academy is a corporate social responsibility initiative of Inlaks aimed at training Nigerian youths on ATM support services, technical support services, backend operations, customer service operations, spare parts and software installation.
Explaining the rationale behind the programme, the leading Information Technology Systems Integrator in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa, said the company is set out to address the increasing rate of unemployment and lack of the right skill set among the youths.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Africa Operations, Inlaks, Femi Adeoti, said: “The Inlaks ATM academy which is currently in its second season received over 500 applications from candidates within a two- week period in February during the call for entries stage. After the assessment stages, 30 students were shortlisted to go into the three months’ academy that will include two months practical field experience.”
The Director, Infrastructure Business Unit, Inlaks, Tope Dare, said the company decided to train people who were unemployed to fill the growing need to service and maintain their ATM install base which has grown to over 5000 machines across Nigeria.The total ATM installed base is expected to top 6,000 before the end of 2018.and Inlaks is building and developing its workforce to meet its present and anticipated talent need.
The academy is open to Ordinary National Diploma (OND) holders of engineering and physics from recognised higher institutions of learning in Nigeria. The fundamental of ATM technology will be treated during the classroom training session while field knowledge will be acquired during the real life practical session on field with customers. The successful trainees from the academy will be guaranteed job opportunities in various units in the company at the end of the Academy.
Inlaks is a leading system integrator in Sub-Saharan Africa. The company partners the leading OEMs in the technology industry to provide world class information technology solutions that exceed the needs of customers.
With an impressive customer base that includes six Central Banks in West Africa, 18 of the 24 banks in Nigeria and other major customers in the West African region.Inlaks’ customers cut across various segments including Banking, Telecommunication, Oil/Gas, Power, Utilities and the Distribution sectors of the economy.
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