Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Samsung Ties up with the West Bengal Government for Skill Development.
Samsung India and the Government of West Bengal have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up four Samsung Technical Schools in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the state, aimed at providing youth with vocational skills that make them readily employable. The MoU certificates were exchanged between Honourable Chief Minister of West Bengal, Ms. Mamata Banerjee and Mr. B.D. Park, President & CEO, South West Asia, Samsung Electronics on August 14, 2014.
Speaking at the inauguration Shri Hridesh Mohan, Principal Secretary - Technical Education, Government of West Bengal said "Having a better interaction between employers and educational institutions is one of the accepted measures for reducing unemployment. Technical education and training would provide skilled technicians for the emerging opportunities in the manufacturing sector of the State. Samsung’s initiative towards opening technical schools is a step in the same direction. The first Samsung Technical School at Women’s ITI, Gariahat is a key milestone and a step forward to provide substantial opportunities to the students who are looking at different avenues to develop their skills across the manufacturing sector. These partnerships help in further enhancing the intake capacity of the existing institutions as well as induction of better training in emerging fields."
"Skill development and creating job opportunities to the youth is one of the key focus areas for the Government of West Bengal. This partnership withSamsung Electronics to conduct joint training programs across the state is aimed towards that direction. The first Samsung Technical School to be opened at Women’s ITI, Gariahat is a key milestone and a step forward to provide substantial opportunities to the students who are looking at different avenues to develop their skills across the manufacturing sector," he added.
The Technical Schools are being set up across the state as part of Samsung’s commitment to provide youth with industry-ready skills, through trade-specific training on various aspects of repair and troubleshooting for consumer electronics products.