The Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Samsung announced a partnership to set up technical schools in MSME Technology centers across India.
The MSME-Samsung Technical Schools 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 authorized service centers. 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 better customer service.
Amarendra Sinha, development commissioner and additional secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India, and BD Park, president & CEO, South West Asia, Samsung Electronics signed the agreement in the presence of Kalraj Mishra, minister of MSME.
Ten MSME-Samsung Technical Schools will be set up across India – one each in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai and Varanasi.
Various field establishments under the ministry are regularly conducting skill development training programs through which MSME trained more than 6,00,000 youths during previous year.
BD Park, president & 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.”
In pix: Amarendra Sinha, development commissioner and additional secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, BD Park, president & CEO, South West Asia, Samsung Electronics and Kalraj Mishra, minister of MSME.