On 1 May countries all over Africa celebrated International Workers’ Day (

GE knows employees are its greatest asset, and the biggest contributors to company success.

To commemorate International Workers’ Day, below is a round-up of stories about GE’s extensive skills development programmes in place throughout Africa.

Investing In Local Content in Nigeria, From The Ground Up

GE provided training to 14 engineers in Nigeria, training them to refurbish subsea wells and other technical engineering skills. Upon completion of the two-year programme, they were offered full-time positions at GE.

Skills Training For Engineers Helps Develop Mozambique

This story dives into detail about the graduates of GE’s Graduate Engineering Training Programme (GETP) which took place in Mozambique. This programme educates engineers on specific, valuable skills such as thermal engineering and trains engineers with the goal of joining GE’s Global Field Service Engineering team.

Tackling Ghana’s Skills Shortage Head On

Ghana is one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. GE along with the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation and the Ashesi University signed a Memorandum of Understanding acknowledging that training of professionals in Ghana was a priority. Initiatives include setting up a scholarship for students studying engineering in the country.

Simple Tech Training Fuels LNG Sector in Angola

GE contributed to a donation of 11 computers to the MAPESS Vocational Training Centre in Soyo, Angola. These computers were donated to assist students with practical training for their electricity and welding courses, vital skills for the LNG industry. The Centre was built to educate Angolan students about the oil & gas industry, preparing them for jobs in one of Angola’s biggest employment sectors.

Enriching Tanzania: Local Engineers Attend GE Oil & Gas University

In order to upskill workers in Tanzania’s thriving oil & gas industry, engineers from the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation attended GE Oil & Gas University in Italy. The engineers returned to Tanzania following their training ready to share their skills and learnings with their colleagues, adding even more value to the exercise.