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Cannon partners YABATECH to improve digital printing knowledge


To expose Nigerian students to 21st century trends in the print industry, Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA), a leader in imaging solutions, has signed a three-year partnership agreement with Yaba College of Technology (YabaTech).With the partnership, Canon will through series of training and hands-on activities develop students’ skills, expose them to new opportunities and align them with best practices in printing industry in Africa.

The company, which established a Canon Printing Academy at the institution and equipped it Canon 850 Series Digital Imaging machine, also brought in specialists that will transfer the technical know-how to both the teachers and the students for effective result.While inaugurating the academy in the college, Managing Director CCNA, Roman Troedthandl said the partnership is an extension of Canon’s miraisha sustainability programme. The initiative, launched in late 2014 was aimed at building the capacity and talent of Africans where Canon operates by leveraging the company’s imaging heritage, advanced technological strengths and innovations.

The programme, he added is targeted at improving the knowledge of digital printing and related technical skills of 80 Nigerian students specialising in this sector. “The first activity to be run under this partnership is speciality training that will last one week and will be conducted by a professional print manager from Canon.

“We will provide a platform to develop the printing skills and give new opportunities to students. The theme of this training will be colour management and will alternate between practical and theoretical courses. This will be achieved by providing them with innovative tools, practices and modern skills necessary for proactive participation in the economy.

The rector, Femi Omokugbe, said the donated equipment, which is the latest technology in printing will no doubt enhance the teaching and learning of printing technology in the college.Dean, School of Arts, Design and Printing, Dr. Adeyemi Kunle said, “It is an opportunity for the students to access enhanced training to develop their skills and interact with professionals who, in addition to a solid knowledge of the sector, have a clear idea of the industry needs in Nigeria.

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