The Centre is a collaboration between Festo Germany, a renowned German Industrial Automation Company and the Lagos State Government who is facilitating Centre of Excellence for Quality Skill Training in the Technical Colleges.  The aim is to strengthen the linkages between Skills Training and Labour Market Demands for Industrial Development.

The FACT Centre is a step into the future of co-operation between Global Industrial Player and Educational Institute to provide Engineering Excellence, Innovative and Leadership in Industrial Training in Automation.

Festo developed a Training Program modelled after the German system of “Learning by Doing” which involves Employability Training for students and Productivity Training for Industries.


The Samsung Electronics Engineering Academy is a CSR Program of Samsung in line with Samsung‘s “hope for Children” initiative to impact 5 million lives across Africa through education; addressing the critical technical skill shortage in Africa. To achieve this, Samsung Electronics West Africa (SEWA) formed partnership with Lagos State Government.

The objective is to improve the Quality of Technical College Education in Lagos State. So on 31st July, 2012 the Samsung Electronic Engineering Academy (Samsung Academy) Lagos was launched.

The academy provides free Basic, Intermediate and Advance Technical Training for Technical School Students in Lagos State. The academy curriculum is aligned with the Technical School curriculum and exposes students to current industry specific skills using modern teaching aids. The duration for all 3 levels of training is 21 months. Six month for each level and additional 3 months Intensive Training for graduating students in Advance class.

The students are trained in 3 product categories; Audio Visuals (AV), Home Appliance (HA) and IT & Mobile (IM). The products under each category are as follows;

  • Audio Visuals – DVD players, Blu-ray players, Home Theatre System, Plasma TV, LED TV and Smart TV.
  • Home Appliance – Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Washing Machine and Microwave Oven.
  • IT & Mobile – Printers, Feature Phones, Smartphone and Tablets.

On completion of the training, they do 6/12 months Internship with Samsun Accredited Service Centres (ASC). On completion of internship, they are either retained as employees, seek employment in other companies, become self employed or gain admission in Polytechnic for further studies.

Samsung Academy have separate Graduation Ceremony during which Samsung Competency Certificate and work tools relevant to area of specialization is given to each graduate as a start off.