BHUBANESWAR: The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Samsung on Monday announced to set up 10 technical schools at MSME Technology Centres in the country including one in Bhubaneswar.
The MSME-Samsung Technical School will run Samsung’s Advanced Repair and Industrial Skills Enhancement (ARISE-2) programme, providing trade-specific training on various aspects of repair and troubleshooting for consumer electronics products such as mobile phones, televisions, home theatres, home appliances and related accessories.
Students will also get real time working experience at Samsung authorised services centres. Besides technical skills, students will get a chance to learn soft skills which will 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 Ministry on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung at New Delhi. The MoU was signed by Additional Secretary in the Ministry of MSME Amarendra Sinha and President and CEO, Samsung Electronics (South West Asia), BD Park in presence of Union MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra.
The joint initiative of the Ministry and Samsung will provide skill training to about 1,000 youths annually in each technical school. They will have the opportunity to be placed in various appliances manufacturing organisations including Samsung, sources in the MSME Department said.
The proposed MSME-Samsung Technical Schools will be set up in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai and Varanasi.