“There is no shortage of talent in the country, but an increased demand for talented and skilled Indians around the world,” said the Union’s Minister of State for Electronics, Information Technology and Skills Development, Rajeev Chandrasekhar. He attended the launch of a skills initiative.
“Skills should not just be about equipping young people with employable skills, but should act as gateways to employability and employment – as their passport to prosperity. The more employment-oriented skills are, the more ambitious it will be for the students and young Indians,” the minister added.
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The Electronics Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI) has partnered with Samsung India on a skills initiative that aims to equip young people with industry-relevant skills in emerging technology domains to increase their employability.
ESSCI, a National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) approved entity, will conduct the program through its nationwide network of accredited training and education partners. An MoU has been signed as part of the government’s Skill India initiative. The program, ‘Samsung Innovation Campus’, aims to educate more than 3,000 unemployed young people aged 18-25 in future technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, big data, coding and programming.
The minister added that the government’s focus is on skills in seizing the opportunities in an increasingly digitized world and making India a talent pool. The minister urged the National Skills Development Corporation and the ministry to develop plans to develop closer partnerships between the industry and the skills ecosystem for sustainable solutions.
Chandrasekhar stated that it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision that digital opportunities should be equitably available to every Indian. He urged Samsung to establish their programs in these cities to provide skills opportunities to the hundreds of thousands of students from these places.
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