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Electronics Skill Council inks pact with Samsung to train youth with industry relevant skills
New Delhi, Sept 22 (KNN) The Electronics Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI) on Thursday signed a MoU with Samsung India to empower the youth with industry relevant skills in emerging technology domains to enhance their employability.
This partnership is a part of the Government's Skill India initiative.
The programme, 'Samsung Innovation Campus' aims to upskill over 3,000 unemployed youth from 18-25 years of age in future technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data and Coding & Programming.
ESSCI which is a National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) approved entity will execute the program through its nationwide network of approved training and education partners.
MoS for electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that skilling should not be just about equipping the youth with employable skills but should act as gateways to employability and employment.
He said the Government's emphasis on skilling has been to harness the opportunities in an increasingly digitized world and to make India a talent pool.
There is no deficit of talent in the country but an increased demand for talented and skilled Indians across the globe, he added.
The Minister urged the NSDC and the Ministry to work out plans to evolve closer partnerships between the industry and the skilling ecosystem for sustainable solutions.
The MoU was exchanged by Ken Kang, President and CEO, Samsung Southwest Asia and Dr. Abhilasha Gaur, COO, ESSCI. (KNN Bureau)
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