Grohe has expanded its Grohe Installer Vocational Training and Education (GIVE) Programme with the opening of its first GIVE Programme school in Northwest Africa, in Ghana's capital Accra. Grohe says that over 75 students recently started their training, supported by five teachers who will guide them through the curriculum, thereby enabling an easier start to a more prosperous vocation and lifestyle.
In recent months, the company has been able to open 12 new training facilities where its internationally accredited GIVE Programme is offered to aspiring plumbers. Additional GIVE training centres in West Africa are currently being planned in Nigeria, Cameroon, Benin, Togo, and Ivory Coast.
In total, the brand is already supporting 41 plumbing schools in the EMENA region with the GIVE Programme. In doing so, GIVE empowers the training institutions to provide a uniform concept with modern equipment and training material, and offers the trainees the chance to receive a recognised international certificate.
“In our partnering institutes, we provide a fully functioning training rack with a wide range of our Grohe products where the students can test and improve their installation skills in a learning environment designed specifically for them,” said Christopher Penney, leader GIVE Programme Lixil EMENA.
In the future, companies and customers globally will be able to rely on the practical expertise of the trained students and easily integrate them into their operations. This is especially valuable in times where skilled workers are hard to find.