Altron Arrow Mobilize Youth Skills Development in South Africa

Aug 23, 2018 10:05 AM ET

Johannesburg, South Africa – In June, Altron Arrow partnered with Resolution Circle to educate 120 South African students in engineering, mobile phone skills and battery repairs.

After building a relationship with Resolution Circle, the companies set out to reach hundreds of South African unemployed youth by upskilling student interns with practical workforce learning skills and micro business development training.

“Investing in young people generates business opportunities and development that expand current markets. Digitization, in particular, can contribute to long-term social stability through financial inclusion and new market approaches,” said Peter Griffiths, managing director of Alton Arrow. “The joint venture between Altron and Arrow is a perfect partnership which allows us to deliver innovation that matters.”

Although the program is still in its piloting stages, the end goal is to expand nationally. In a market of over 20 million South African cell phone users, this knowledge base and time investment can truly propel the innovators of tomorrow.

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics guides innovation forward for over 150,000 of the world’s leading manufacturers of technology used in homes, business and daily life. With 2017 sales of $26.6 billion, Arrow aggregates electronics and enterprise computing solutions for customers and suppliers in industrial and commercial markets. The company maintains a network of more than 345 locations serving over 80 countries. Learn more at

About Resolution Circle

Resolution Circle (Pty) Ltd, is a training hub that prides itself on providing experiential learning opportunities to undergraduate electrical and mechanical engineering students from universities of technology, practical in-service project training, various short-learning and candidacy programmes applicable to the ever-changing world of engineering and engineering technology. It is 100% owned by the University of Johannesburg. For more information, visit