With the objective to build the capacity of Nigeria’s unemployed population, Inlaks, an information communication technology (ICT) infrastructure solutions provider, embarked on the Inlaks Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Academy, a corporate social Responsibility platform in 2016 and completed its third set of graduates in February this year.
The six-month-long programme seeks to train technically inclined graduates, giving them a complete knowledge of the rudiments of an ATM service for the purpose of building a team of experienced engineers who are well qualified for recruitment within Inlaks, locally and internationally. The curriculum of the programme also involves customer management, store and inventory management, logistic operation, power system engineering and printed circuit board (PCB) technology.
Managing Director/CEO, Africa Operations, Inlaks, Mr. Femi Adeoti, expressed his pleasure at the successful completion of the Academy while applauding the team for delivering world-class training and congratulating the team on their new roles as the ATM Feeder Team.
Executive Director, Infrastructure Business at Inlaks, Tope Dare, shed more light on the significance of the programme when he said: “Unlike most things that can be searched out on the internet, adequate knowledge of ATM services will require a deliberate training to gain the status of an engineer. It is a great opportunity for the selected candidates as the training comes with a job opportunity.”
Inlaks, a partner of Hyosung TNS, a global leader in ATM manufacturing services is known for supplying, installing and maintaining over 6000 ATM’s within Nigeria and Africa.
The Inlaks ATM Academy, which is free of charge, has efficiently graduated 57 students to date with 16 trainees from the Academy being given intensive and practical-based training and eventually inducted as ATM support staff with Inlaks. According to the company, applicants to the Academy are required to hold an Ordinary National Diploma in Engineering or Physics as well as scale other assessment stages to be qualified.