National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has partnered with Electronics major Samsung India with an aim to train 50,000 youth through Samsung’s youth-skilling initiative Digital and Offline Skills Training (DOST) programme. Samsung DOST will be the biggest skills training program in the electronics sector.
Under the partnership youth will receive 200 hours of blended classroom and online training, followed by five months of on-the-job training (OJT) at Samsung retail stores, along with a monthly stipend at par with industry standards. This will help the youth acquire new competencies and skills needed for jobs in India’s fast growing electronics retail environment.
Mr. Ken Kang, President and CEO, Samsung Southwest Asia said, “Samsung has been India’s committed partner over the last 25 years, and has contributed to people and communities across India through its citizenship programs. The Samsung DOST program is aligned to the Government of India’s Skill India initiative and is an embodiment of our vision of #PoweringDigitalIndia that seeks to empower the next generation of young India. With this new program, we aim to close the skills and employability gap among youth in the country, helping them find jobs in the fast growing electronics retail sector.”
The participants will be trained at various training centres accredited and approved by NSDC. The training will be in accordance with the National Skill Qualification Framework and will be aligned to industry needs.
It will include skillsets such as customer engagement, managing sales counter, handling customer queries, product demonstration and selling skills and several other soft skills, including post-Covid etiquettes, preparing them for a career in electronics retail. During the OJT, participants will be made familiar with the functioning of electronics retail stores through live demonstrations, role play techniques and hands-on training.
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The participants for the program will be youth who have completed school education and will be mobilized through NSDC’s approved training partners at 120 centres across India. The assessments and certification of the participants will be done by the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) after the participants complete their OJT.