Imaging solution provider, Canon has signed a three years deal with the Yaba College of Technology that will see the students develop professional entrepreneur skills in the area of printing.
With this deal, Yaba College of Technology becomes Nigeria’s first higher institution to have established a Centre for Entrepreneurship Development.
In a statement, Canon said the partnership with Yabatech is an extension of Canon’s Miraisha Sustainability Programme, which was in late 2014 and aimed at building the capacity and talent of people in the African countries in which Canon operates by leveraging the company’s imaging heritage, advanced technological strengths and innovations.
“The programme aims to improve the knowledge of digital printing and related technical skills of 80 Nigerian students specializing 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. The theme of this training will be colour management and will alternate between practical and theoretical courses. It will enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and manage colour parameters in digital documents and printing, which will allow them to further improve the quality of printing and offer an ever more qualitative service to their future customers,” Roman Troedthandl, Managing Director.
It added that the main goal of the partnership is to support students in their training and facilitate their professional integration in the industry by offering access to professional machines and a space for meetings and experience with experts.
Meanwhile, Dr. Adeyemi Kunle, the Dean of School of Arts, Design& Printing YABATECH, 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.
““I am very delighted that my students from the school of Arts, Design & Printing, Yaba College of Technology can benefit from training provided by Canon’s experts in the professional printing industry,” he said.