The Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Samsung today announced a partnership to set up Technical School in MSME Technology Centres across India.
Speaking on the occasion the Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri 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. 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”.
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 Addl. Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India, Shri Amarendra Sinha and Mr. B.D. Park, President and CEO, South West, Asia, Samsung Electronics in presence of the Minister of MSME Shri 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.
Ten MSME-Samsung Technical Schools will be set up across India – one each in Delhi, Ahmadabad, Aurangabad, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai and Varanasi.