How Electric Vehicle Training Is Changing Lives In Africa 


The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is sparking a global demand for skilled technicians.

Network Training Partnership's AWARE Series is at the forefront of delivering high-quality EV training solutions, recognized worldwide for its well-structured and accredited programs. AWARE Series courses boast a range of accreditations including being approved by the IMI, is JAUPT-accredited, and ISO-9001 certified.

AWARE Series goes beyond borders, with blended learning that combines online and face-to-face training, reaching technicians across the globe.  From the Middle East to Australia, AWARE Series is empowering individuals to thrive in the EV revolution.

In this blog, we uncover how Electric Vehicle Training is changing lives in the emerging economy of Ghana - one of the many reasons behind why we push for effective Electric Vehicle training around the world (it’s not just a tick-in-the-box exercise).

One such story we found particularly inspiring is Atsu Kpodo, from Ghana.


What was Atsu’s story behind becoming an Electric Vehicle technician?


Atsu's journey to becoming an Electric Vehicle (EV) technician began in his family's workshop, where he honed his work ethic from a young age. This hands-on experience continued through high school, where he spent his free time learning alongside the workshop's apprentices. While a passion for the trade blossomed, Atsu discovered a deeper interest in the technical aspects of vehicles. This led him to pursue a qualification in automotive technology at a local university.

Atsu's strong foundation and acquired skills opened doors to work with various multinational automotive companies. However, the future of mobility piqued his curiosity, and he eventually transitioned into the exciting world of electric vehicles, becoming a certified EV maintenance technician.

Atsu's path exemplifies the power of continuous learning. He embraced blended learning opportunities, similar to those offered by the AWARE Series, which combine online courses, video bootcamps, and face-face training. This approach not only empowered Atsu, but also reflects the innovative spirit of the AWARE Series, striving to break down barriers in a rapidly evolving industry.




Why did Atsu choose to train in Electric Vehicles?


Atsu's sights were set on making a real impact on the burgeoning world of electric vehicle (EV) maintenance in Ghana. With EV technology still in its nascent stages across Africa, Atsu recognized a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of this critical field. This strategic move not only positioned him as a future-proofed leader in his field, but also underscored the immense potential of EVs in developing economies.

The electric vehicle revolution is unfolding at an unprecedented pace, particularly within emerging economies such as Africa, where EV sales are looking to grow by 18% annually for the next 4 years.

This rapid growth necessitates a skilled workforce capable of maintaining this new generation of vehicles. In countries like Ghana, where health and safety standards may be more susceptible to compromise, EV training becomes even more essential.

The AWARE Series caters to this global need, offering a comprehensive range of EV courses accessible to individuals and businesses worldwide. Whether you prefer the flexibility of eLearning courses, the structured approach of UK's DCPC modules, or the prestige of IMI qualifications offered through our British electric vehicle training program, we have a solution to fit your specific needs.

As seen below, our AWARE Series training can be delivered remotely with the latest equipment and technology, so you can learn and build your EV technician skills from anywhere.

How has Electric Vehicle training benefitted Atsu’s career?


Electric vehicle training has propelled Atsu's career in two key ways:


The training opened doors for Atsu to network with high-level professionals, including CEOs, company owners, and even the Vice President of his country. This indicates Atsu's potential and the increasing importance of EV technicians in the emerging green economy.


More importantly, Atsu emerged as a leading voice for EV training. He recognized the critical shortage of qualified technicians in Africa, a challenge mirrored in the UK. By promoting awareness, Atsu is playing a vital role in bridging this gap and ensuring a skilled workforce can keep pace with the EV revolution.


Atsu's journey is a powerful testament to the transformative potential of electric vehicle (EV) training. His dedication and foresight in pursuing this specialization have not only secured his own career but also positioned him as a leader in Africa's growing EV landscape.

Atsu's story resonates with the ambition we see in many aspiring delegates eager to join the EV revolution through our training programs. 

Ready to embark on your own EV journey? Regardless of your location, the AWARE Series offers a comprehensive range of EV courses designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to thrive in this exciting field. Explore our course offerings here.

Gary Tucker, Managing Director of Network Training Partnership

Awarded the 'Outstanding Contribution to the Motor Industry' by the Institute of the Motor Industry at their 2020 Centenary Awards and a finalist in the Talent in Logistics Industry Ambassador Awards 2020.

A dynamic, entrepreneurial personality and strategic leader with a proactive attitude and history of proven success within the Military and Commercial sectors. Can be relied upon to always produce outstanding results in exceptionally high-pressure situations.