The Electronics Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI) and Samsung India signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on September 22, 2022, in New Delhi as part of the government’s Skill India initiative. The goal is to equip young people with employability-boosting skills in emerging technology domains.
Over 3,000 young people between the ages of 18 and 25 who are unemployed are to receive training through the “Samsung Innovation Campus” initiative in advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, the internet of things, big data, and coding and programming. The initiative will carry out by ESSCI, a National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)-approved organization, through its extensive network of authorized training and educational partners.
Union Minister of State for Electronics, Information Technology, and Skill Development Rajeev Chandrasekhar, stated, “Skilling should not just be about equipping the youth with employable skills, but rather operate as gateways to employability and employment- as their Passports to Prosperity.” The aspiration level of students and youth of India will increase as skilling becomes more employment oriented.
Adding to the government placing a strong emphasis on skill development to take advantage of opportunities in a world that are becoming more and more digital and to make India a talent pool. “No skills shortage exists in India; instead, there is a growing global demand for talented and skilled Indians”.
The Minister asked the National Skills Development Corporation and the Ministry to develop strategies for developing deeper collaborations between businesses and the ecosystem of skilling for long-term fixes. Mr. Chandrasekhar stated that it is the vision of the Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Digital Opportunities should be equitably available to every Indian and that efforts must be made with Universities and Institutes in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities to prestigious educational institutions.
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Mr. Ken Kang, President and CEO of Samsung Southwest Asia, and Dr. Abhilasha Gaur, COO of ESSCI, exchanged the MoU. Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ved Mani Tiwari, COO, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Amrit Manwani, Chairman, ESSCI, Peter Rhee, Deputy Managing Director, Samsung India, and Partha Ghosh, Head, CSR, Samsung India were among the dignitaries in attendance at the ceremony.