SES HD PLUS, premium satellite broadcast service provider and marketers of the HD+ TV service, has ended its HD+ Installer Training Program for the first half of 2023. The initiative falls in line with the company's goal to create employment opportunities in Ghana and ensure HD+ users have their HD+ Devices and accompanying satellite equipment professionally installed by accredited technicians.
Speaking at the closing ceremony for this new cohort, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SES HD PLUS, Adelaide Abbiw-Williams said: ‘'Since SES HD PLUS was launched in Ghana, our desire has not been to only give our subscribers the FeeliFeeli experience of quality HD TV viewing experiences, but to also be at the forefront of accelerating socio-economic growth. Critical to us is the transfer of our knowledge about the latest trends and innovations in satellite TV broadcasting and apply that to develop the skills and knowledge of our local partners, satellite technicians and dealers to empower local businesses and communities economically. So far, we have trained over 2000 installers in 22 towns across the country since March this year. This brings us to a total of about 10,000 installers trained since SES HD PLUS launched the HD+ Service in Ghana. In addition to the practical job centred training programmes, installers are provided with free dust coats and training materials to enhance their businesses''.
A beneficiary of the training program Andrews Allottey thanked HD+ for the opportunity. ‘'It's tough to make ends meet nowadays, but learning a trade offers one a competitive advantage over many. That's the opportunity and advantage HD+ has given me and countless others throughout this period. We thank HD+ for the critical role they play in Ghana's socio-economic development. For HD+ subscribers, I want to assure them that with what we have learnt, their devices will be in capable hands. HD+ has really given us the FeeliFeeli experience, and we will surely pass that on to them,'' he stated.
The closing ceremony came off at the Adabraka Presbyterian Church Hall on 9th May 2023.
Globally, unemployment is a challenge to many countries. The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8 aims to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all. Independent initiatives such as the employment opportunities created by HD+ via training have been cited and encouraged by development agencies and governments to help lessen the burden on taxpayers' funds in creating jobs.