New Delhi, September 2022.
part of the Government’s Skill India
initiative, the Electronics Sector Skill Council
of India (ESSCI) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Samsung
India for a skilling initiative that
aims to empower the youth with industry relevant skills in emerging technology
domains to enhance their employability.
programme, ‘Samsung Innovation Campus’ aims
to upskill over 3,000 unemployed youth from 18-25 years of age in future
technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data and
Coding & Programming.
which is a National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) approved entity, will
execute the program through its nationwide network of approved training and
Union Minister of State for Electronics, Information Technology
and Skill Development Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who was present on the occasion,
said, “Skilling should not be just about
equipping the youth with employable skills but should act as gateways to
employability and employment--- as their Passports to Prosperity. The more
employment-oriented skilling is, the more aspirational it will be for the
students and young Indians.”
said the Government’s emphasis on skilling has been to harness the
opportunities in an increasingly digitized world and to make India a talent
pool. “There is no deficit of talent in the country but an increased demand
for talented and skilled Indians across the globe,” he added.
Minister urged the National Skills Development
Corporation and the Ministry to work out plans to evolve closer partnerships
between the industry and the skilling ecosystem for sustainable solutions.
that it is the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Digital
Opportunities should be equitably available to every Indian, Mr. Chandrasekhar
said that efforts should be taken up not just with premier educational
institutions but also with Universities and Institutes in Tier 2 and Tier 3
Samsung’s initiative with ESSCI to empower young Indians with skills, he said
that it was “a true hallmark of being a good partner to India and the Indians”
and urged them to headquarter their programmes in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities to
ensure skilling opportunities for the hundreds of thousands of students from
MoU was exchanged by Mr. Ken Kang, President and CEO, Samsung Southwest Asia
and Dr. Abhilasha Gaur, COO, ESSCI.
dignitaries present at the ceremony included Mr. Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary,
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Mr Ved Mani Tiwari, COO, National
Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Mr Amrit Manwani, Chairman, ESSCI, Mr
Peter Rhee, Deputy Managing Director, Samsung India and Mr Partha Ghosh, Head,
CSR, Samsung India.