ELEVATE is the SES Quality Assurance, and Accreditation training programme for installers across the African continent. An ELEVATE certificate provides the opportunity to generate more income, as well as further develop skills, learn cutting edge techniques, and improve the overall quality of installations.
In Africa, only one out of three homes (82 million) currently has a TV set and of those homes, only around 10% have access to digital TV. This number is expected to grow significantly in the coming years as younger generations demand more channels, more technology and more digital connectivity. SES is working with broadcasters and manufacturers on the continent to maximise television take-up via satellite and grow local audiences even further, which in turn increases the need for a large network of trained and accredited installers to provide on the ground support.
The ELEVATE training programme was born out of a need to complement satellite and digital television roll-out on the African continent with quality installations. So far the team has travelled to and trained in DRC, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. The growing number of ELEVATE trained installers is serving to benefit local business growth across the digital broadcasting environment.