Hyundai Motor Company, in collaboration with KOICA and PLAN Korea, will launch a project to help youth in under-developed areas support themselves by setting up technical training centre for automobile repair in several African nations.
Starting with Ghana, Hyundai will build automobile repair training schools in Africa and Asia in a continuous cycle of construction.
The 700,000-dollar facility to be called Hyundai-KOICA-Gratis dream is expected to be completed by the end of July and would focus on the training of Junior High School and Senior High School graduates to meet the current trend of new technologies in the automobile world.
Statistics available from the Ghana Statistics Service 2006 Report indicate that about 250,000 young people enter the labor market annually; they range from university graduates to junior high dropouts. Only 2 percent, or fewer than 5,000 Ghanaian youth, secure traditional employment. The rest are left to unemployment or unstable employment.
300 students will be admitted for the initial year and those with good school records will be eventually be offered jobs in Hyundai service centers.
Hyundai has plans to set up similar training centers in other parts of Africa.