Under the MoU, 10 MSME-Samsung technical schools will be set up across India - one each in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai and Varanasi. The first MSME-Samsung Technical School has also been established at the MSME Extension Centre, Bal Sahyog, Connaught Place, in Delhi.
"The initiative would train 10,000 youths per year who would have the opportunity to find placements in various appliances manufacturing organisations including Samsung," said Mr. Kalraj Mishra, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India.
The 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. Students will also get real time working experience at Samsung authorized service centres. 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.
"India is a key growth market for global consumer electronics manufacturing which lends itself to enormous employment opportunity. 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," B.D. Park, president & CEO, South West Asia, Samsung Electronics said.