Samsung has recently rolled out its flagship global CSR program Samsung Innovation Campus in India with ESSCI.
The program will help in creating industry-relevant skills and job opportunities for youth in future technology domains such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data and Coding & Programming.
To execute the program, Samsung, India’s largest smartphone and consumer electronics brand, has partnered with India’s premier skill development organization, the Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI), which is a National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) approved entity.
ESSCI will execute the program through its nationwide network of approved training and education partners.
Considering the potential of employment generation post skills training, Samsung has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ESSCI for the ‘Samsung Innovation Campus’ program.
The MoU was exchanged by Ken Kang, President and CEO, Samsung Southwest Asia and Abhilasha Gaur, COO (Officiating CEO) ESSCI in the presence of Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship & Electronics and Information Technology.
Other dignitaries present at the ceremony included Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ved Mani Tiwari COO (Officiating CEO), NSDC, Peter Rhee, Deputy Managing Director, Samsung India, Partha Ghosh, Head, CSR, Samsung India, Ajai Chowdhry Founding Chairman ESSCI and Amrit Manwani, Chairman, ESSCI.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Electronics and Information Technology said,” There is no deficit of Talent in the country but an increased demand for Talented & Skilled Indians across the Globe. Skilling should not be just about equipping the youth with employable skills but should act as gateways to employability and employment— as their Passports to Prosperity. The more employment-oriented skilling is, the more aspirational it will be for the students and young Indians.”
It is the vision of Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi ji that Digital Opportunities should be equitably available to each and every Indian, Chandrasekhar said that efforts should be taken up not just with premier educational institutions but also with Universities and Institutes in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.
Welcoming Samsung’s initiative with ESSCI to empower young Indians with skills, he said that it “was a true hallmark of being a good partner to India and the Indians” and urged them to headquarter their programmes in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities to ensure skilling opportunities for the hundreds of thousands of students from these places.
Ken Kang, President and CEO, Samsung Southwest Asia said, “Samsung has been India’s partner over the last 26 years and is committed to Powering Digital India, empowering the next generation of young India. We are aligned to the Government’s vision of Skill India and through Samsung Innovation Campus, want to create skilling as well as job opportunities for youth in future tech domains, giving a boost to new India’s growth story.”
Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, MSDE said, “We are seeing an increased demand for new skills needed in future tech jobs, we encourage such initiatives and partnerships, which will help people of all backgrounds acquire the skills they need to thrive in a fast-changing global economy.
Ved Mani Tiwari, COO, NSDC offered his best wishes for the new partnership as it will open avenues for youth to get jobs in future technologies.
“ESSCI’s focus is on establishing an effective and efficient skill ecosystem for developing and imparting outcome-oriented skills. The Future Tech program under Samsung Innovation Campus will support in strengthening the skills ecosystem and will be an important step forward to make India a Skills capital of the world,” said Abhilasha Gaur, Chief Operating Officer (Officiating CEO), ESSCI.
With Samsung Innovation Campus, Samsung is expanding its CSR programs that focus on the education and skilling of youth in India.