The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Samsung today announced a partnership to set up technical schools in MSME Technology Centres 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 authorised service 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.
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 Additional Secretary, MSME, Amarendra Sinha and B.D. Park, President & CEO, South West Asia, Samsung Electronics.
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.
Speaking on the occasion, Kalraj Mishra, Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, said, “I hope that this joint initiative of Ministry of MSME and Samsung would be able to train approximately 10,000 youth per year who would have the opportunity to find placement in various appliances manufacturing organisations including Samsung. I also believe that many of them can also establish their own enterprises and service centres for repairing and maintenance of electrical and electronic goods.”