Some GOtv Sabi Men at a training session
Digital terrestrial pay-TV, GOtv has continued to innovate value-laden, people-oriented services. The latest is the launch of a new entrepreneurial scheme, called Get Up and GO. Kicking-off in Jos, in anticipation of the digital broadcast switch-over, the scheme will train unemployed youth in proper antenna installations, service activation as well as attending to sundry secondary customers’ complaints.
The scheme, which involves a formal training workshop, as well as hands-on practical sessions, is in collaboration with some youth development-oriented Non-Governmental Organisations, NGO.
Experienced in-house and external resource persons will teach the participants requisite skills to enable them function effectively as field technicians, and in ways to guarantee customers satisfaction.
At the completion of the exercise, successful trainees, branded as “Sabi Men”, will be issued certificates and tools starter packs, after which they become their own bosses.
“Following a successful take-off in Jos, Get Up and GO will be launched in various cities across the country where the GOtv pay-TV service is running. The scheme underscores GOtv’s resolve to creating shared values in its operating environments,” says general manager GOtv, Mrs Elizabeth Amkpa.
By selecting training participants from communities where GOtv signals are received, trained personnel are strategically located to function as sales men and first fault responders to subscribers in their neighbourhoods.