ge lagos garage

General Electric (GE) is re-launching its skills training program, GE Lagos Garage, in Lagos this November.

GE Lagos Garage is a six-week program that’s dedicated to accelerating the impact of Nigeria’s most promising entrepreneurs. It’ll run from November 14 – December 9, 2016, and applications are currently open until midnight November 1, 2016.

During the program, GE Lagos Garage participants will work with a variety of world-class instructors, investors, technical experts, and partners. They’ll learn how to create products using 3D printers and build a culture of collaboration and innovation to bring their wildest ideas to life.

GE created the Garages program in 2012 to reinvigorate America’s interest in invention, innovation, and manufacturing. In 2014, Garages went global with three weeks of workshops at GE’s regional headquarters in Lagos, using the latest in advanced manufacturing technologies. CNC mills, 3D printers, and laser cutters filled the first-ever fabrication lab in West Africa, driving innovation in the region.

GE is expanding on the success of the 3 weeks of workshops by evolving the fabrication lab into a six-week skills training program. The Lagos Garage participants will be trained on the latest manufacturing technologies to enable innovation through rapid prototyping. They will learn and apply the core principles of design thinking, product development, finance, marketing, sales, and customer acquisition in real-time to their ventures.

The Garage will also provide access to a robust mentorship network, supporting entrepreneurialism with an aim to drive growth across all sectors of industry. This year’s program is managed by NeuBridges, the Nigerian consulting company that helped launch the program in 2014.

If you’re interested in participating in this year’s GE Lagos Garage, click here to apply.

Tola Agunbiade | Author