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Evolving from simple technical training to an advancement and self-development programme, Elevate now helps graduates set up their own businesses within the direct-to-home (DTH) satellite industry. Launched in 2012, the programme has recently experienced a rebrand, including a new curriculum and an impressive set of vital business and marketing skills, health and safety precautions and competencies.

The two-day course requires trainees to perform practice scenarios on the second day. The practical modules are about setting up an installation, or engaging in dialogue with a customer. Our aim is to impart as much knowledge as possible to our trainees to open up job opportunities and help them develop small businesses throughout Africa.

Ebrahim Choonara, our Marketing Manager for SES Africa, has spearheaded the project with the help of UK trainer Neill Bellingham. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Bellingham has trained more than 30,000 candidates globally, and more than 5,000 installers in Africa – and counting!

Elevate is a great value-add for our customers, and we will offer this programme to our customers to ensure that their business is deployed successfully.  To date, the programme has trained installers across the African continent, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Dote D’Ivoire, Uganda, Kenya, Mail, Senegal, Malawi, Tanzania and South Africa.