MSME Ministry, Samsung to set up ten technical schools across India
The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Samsung today announced a partnership to set up ten technical schools in MSME technology centres across India.
The schools will be set up in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai and Varanasi.
Speaking on the occasion the 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."
"Various field establishments under the Ministry are regularly conducting skill development training programmes. I hope that this joint initiative of Ministry of MSME and Samsung would be able to train approx. 10,000 youth per year who would have the opportunity to find placement in various appliances manufacturing organizations including Samsung," he added.
"I also believe that many of them can also establish their own enterprise and Service Centre for repairing and maintenance of electrical and electronics goods," Mishra said.
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 school is a step in this direction," he added.
"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," Park said further.
The partnership will provide a boost to trainees by incorporating a strong component of hands-on Industry training.
The MOU was signed by Development Commissioner and Additional Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Amarendra Sinha and B.D. Park, President and CEO, South West, Asia, Samsung Electronics in presence of Minister Kalraj Mishra.
The announcement also marked the inauguration of the first MSME-Samsung Technical School at MSME Extension Centre, Bal Sahyog, Connaught Place, situated in the heart of Delhi.
The MSME-Samsung Technical School 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 authorised services 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.
(Posted on 04-08-2014)