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MSME-Samsung to impart tech training to 10k youth

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The Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) and handset maker Samsung have joined hands to set up technical schools across India that would train 10,000 youth per year.

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Ten MSME-Samsung Technical Schools will be set up at MSME Technology Centers across India — one each in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai and Varanasi.

Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra said, “The MSME sector employs maximum number of people in India next to agriculture and to meet skilled manpower requirement in the sector, the Ministry of MSME is committed to create industry responsive manpower by giving thrust on employable skills and vocational training in partnership with Industry.”

The ministry have so far trained more than 6,00,000 youth during previous year and the Ministry of MSME and Samsung would be able to train about 10,000 youth per year who would have the opportunity to find placement in various appliances manufacturing organizations including Samsung.

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The MSME-Samsung Technical Schools will run Samsung’s Advanced Repair and Industrial Skills Enhancement (A.R.I.S.E.2) program, providing students trade-specific training on various aspects of repair and troubleshooting for consumer electronics products such as mobile phones, televisions, home theatres, home appliances and their related accessories, a statement said.

Other than technical skills, as part of the course the students will get a chance to learn soft skills which will further enable them to provide exemplary customer service, the statement added.

Madhav Lal, secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India said, “To leap-frog in this direction, the Ministry has agreed to join hands with Samsung Electronics by establishing ‘MSME-Samsung Technical Schools’ at MSME Technology Centres for conducting joint-training programs in various parts of the country. This is one of the possible models under which the training imparted to youth increases, to a great extent, possibility of their subsequent employment as well as motivates them to establish their own enterprises."

B D Park, president and CEO South West Asia, Samsung Electronics said, “India is a key growth market for global consumer electronics manufacturing which lends itself to enormous employment opportunity. As an industry leader, Samsung is committed to working with the Indian government to tap this potential. Our collaboration with the Ministry of MSME to create a pool of skilled workforce through the MSME-Samsung Technical Schools is a step in this direction. We are confident that through the Samsung A.R.I.S.E.2 program, students will get hands-on experience that will make them an asset to the industry.”

Samsung has already established one such lab at the ITI in Dheerpur, Delhi, in collaboration with the Directorate of Training and Technical Education, Government of NCT. Samsung also has plans to establish more such labs across India.

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