Skill Development

Samsung and Electronics Sector Skills Council of India ink MoU to train unprivileged youth

Electronics Sector Skills Council

Samsung signs MoU with Electronics Sector Skills Council of India

Gurugram, NCR: Samsung today launched its CSR programme, “Samsung Innovation Campus,” in India to upskill youth in future tech domains such as AI, IoT, Big Data, and Coding & Programming. By doing so, Samsung reaffirmed its commitment to being a strong partner of India and working alongside the Government in its mission to empower the country’s youth and #PowerDigitalIndia. 
In the presence of the Hon’ble Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship & Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Samsung and the Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding today to train the first batch of 3,000 less fortunate students across India. 
There is no talent shortage in the nation, but rather a rising demand for talented and skilled Indians around the world, according to Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship & Electronics and Information Technology.

“Skilling shouldn’t simply be about giving young people employable skills; it should also serve as their passports to prosperity, opening doors to employment and employability. For students and young Indians, skilling that is more employment-oriented will be more aspirational. The objective of the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi is that every Indian should have equitable access to digital opportunities, and that efforts should be made with colleges and institutes around the country as well as with top educational institutions. 
He applauded Samsung’s partnership with ESSCI and stated of the initiative: “It was a true characteristic of being a good partner to India and the Indians.” He asked Samsung to base their programmes in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities so that the hundreds of thousands of students from these areas would have access to training possibilities.

Electronics Sector Skills Council

Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ved Mani Tiwari, COO (Officiating CEO), Amrit Manwani, Chairman of ESSCI, Ajai Chowdhry, Founding Chairman of ESSCI, and Dr. Abhilasha Gaur, COO (officiating CEO) of ESSCI were also in attendance at the occasion. 
Youth enrolled in the programme will complete their hands-on capstone project work in their chosen technology area from among Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data, and Coding & Programming. They will also receive classroom and online training. 
Additionally, they will receive soft skill training to improve their employability and job placement in pertinent firms. The training and educational partners of ESSCI will mobilize the participants all over India. 
While those choosing the AI course will spend 270 hours learning theory and 80 hours doing projects, those choosing the IoT or Big Data courses will spend 160 hours learning theory and 80 hours finishing projects. For those that choose the coding and programming track, there will be 80 hours of training and a 4-day hackathon. 
Samsung is extending its CSR initiatives that concentrate on youth education and skill development in India via Samsung Innovation Campus. Through its two additional CSR global programmes in India, Samsung Smart School and Solve for Tomorrow, it is developing today’s leaders and giving them the resources they need to effect lasting change.