Schneider Electric and Amtec Techniquip, a South African manufacturer of quality educational engineering equipment, has in the last four years seen its partnership grow in leaps and bounds; expanding it reach beyond South Africa’s borders to include Anglophone countries such as Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.

The partnership, which continues to evolve, now sees Amtec Techniquip extending its Schneider Electric didactic benches to include renewable energy (solar PV) benches. A key part of the agreement is to provide locally manufactured and affordable didactic benches, incorporating high-quality Schneider Electric equipment, to education institutions and organisations.

Funded by the Schneider Electric Foundation, the partnership has since its inception, accelerated access to education through the provision of state-of-the-art training equipment to tertiary institutions such as didactic benches that bridge the gap between theory and practice and form a critical part of vocational training. The Schneider Electric Foundation aims to train one million students in energy by 2025.

Amtec Techniquip and Schneider Electric have reached various milestones including recently delivering the 50th training bench. Furthermore, the companies have in the last four years solidified relationships with important educational facilities that include F’SASEC (French Southern African Schneider Electric Education Centre) network partners, providing these institutions with didactic benches.

“We feel extremely fortunate to play a role in delivering quality education equipment to some of the country’s foremost training institutions. As a South African company, it’s undoubtedly an important milestone and testament to our strong relationships with Schneider Electric, says Roger Forte, sales director at Amtec Techniquip.

As part of the education equipment provision, Amtec and Schneider Electric also provide training material to the education partners, offering a rounded service that enables lecturers to deliver streamlined and effective training sessions.

“Whilst high-quality education equipment is important, it must also be aligned with the curriculum to ensure that when the students enter the workplace they are prepared to deal with everyday challenges,” says DL Steyl, Project Manager – Access to Education, Sustainable Development & Academy at Schneider Electric.

Amtec Techniquip also provides customised didactic benches to training organisations and industries that provide training to their own staff. The Schneider Electric benches, available to educational institutions, include:

  • Domestic wiring solutions
  • Industrial Wiring Solution
  • The Industrial Automation Solution
  • The Home Automation bench
  • The Solar solution

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