GE Lagos General Electric relaunches Garage Skills Training Program for entrepreneurs

GE created the Garage program in 2012 to reinvigorate America’s interest in invention, innovation, and manufacturing.

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In November 2016, General Electric (GE) will re-launch its latest skills training program in Lagos, Nigeria.

Dubbed “GE Lagos Garage”, this six-week program is dedicated to accelerating the impact of Nigeria’s most promising entrepreneurs.

Working with a variety of world-class instructors, investors, technical experts, and partners, the program participants will learn how to create products using 3D printers and build a culture of collaboration and innovation to bring their wildest ideas to life.

GE created the Garages program in 2012 to reinvigorate America’s interest in invention, innovation, and manufacturing. In 2014, Garages went global with three weeks of workshops at GE’s regional headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, using the latest in advanced manufacturing technologies. 3D printers, CNC mills, and laser cutters filled the first-ever fabrication lab in West Africa, driving innovation in the region.

GE is expanding on the success of the 3 weeks of workshops by evolving the fabrication lab into a six-week skills training program. The Lagos Garage participants will be trained on the latest manufacturing technologies to enable innovation through rapid prototyping.

They will learn and apply the core principles of design thinking, product development, finance, marketing, sales, and customer acquisition in real-time to their ventures. The Garage will also provide access to a robust mentorship network, supporting entrepreneurialism with an aim to drive growth across all sectors of industry.

Interested entrepreneurs can apply for the free program at http://facebook.com/gelagosgarage or at http://instagram.com/gelagosgarage

The program is managed by NeuBridges, the Nigerian consulting company which helped launch the program in 2014.

For further information, please contact the Lagos Garage