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Skill India Initiative: Electronics Sector Skill Council of India signs MoU with Samsung to upskill youth: The Tribune IndiaNews WAALI

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Tribune News Service

Ravi S Singh

New Delhi, September 23

In line with Union Government’s Skill India initiative, Electronics Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung India to upskill youth and improve their employment potential.

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As part of the “Samsung Innovation Campus” program, over 3,000 unemployed young people aged 18 to 25 are to be trained in future technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, Big Data and coding and programming.

The ESSCI, a National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) accredited entity, will deliver the program through its nationwide network of accredited training and education partners.

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The Union Ministry for Skills Development and Entrepreneurship is said to be in contact with several such firms on the matter.

The Skills Initiative, a flagship program of the Union government, aims to empower youth with industry-relevant skills in emerging technology areas.

India is considered the fastest growing economy in the world and is practically a leap ahead of other countries in terms of its bulging youthful demographic.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal was to reap the demographic dividends that come from a growing young population.

The vision of the Union Government is to quickly educate the youth and thus provide them with a ‘calling card’ to compete with job opportunities – both domestically and globally.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister for Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, said during Thursday’s MoU ceremony: “Skills should not only serve to equip youth with employable skills, but serve as a gateway to employability and employment – as their ‘passport to prosperity “.

The focus of the center is on skills development to seize opportunities in an increasingly digitized world and turn India into a talent pool.

Chandrasekhar said the country is in an exciting situation. There is no talent deficit, but there is an increased demand for talented and skilled Indian people around the world.

Government thrust is on the NSDC and the Department of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship developing closer partnerships between industry and the skills ecosystem for sustainable solutions.

It includes the use of universities and institutes in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities in that matter.


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