HYDERABAD: Samsung is setting up a Digital Academy to train youth in software development. The company signed a pact to this effect with Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) here Monday. Under the agreement, Samsung will offer digital courses in collaboration with TASK. “The objective of the Samsung Digital Academy is to create a pool of trained youth who can leverage software development and testing opportunities presented by innovative digital technologies based on the TiZen OS,” said Deepak Bhardwaj, VP, Samsung South West Asia.
This agreement is part of a slew of pacts signed by the state government with different corporates and institutes as part of the Digital Telangana campaign held here. Micromax was also supposed to sign an agreement as part of the government’s ‘Make in Telangana’ initiative, but it has been postponed to a later date.
Meanwhile, a feasibility report for e-Waste management in Cyberabad zone was released — it was prepared by NASSCOM Foundation and TSIIC. The total e-waste managed by 41 companies who were part of the survey was 615.56 metric tonnes per annum, informed Srikanth Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation. Lastly, a brochure on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) for industrial parks was also released. TSIIC has over 150 industrial parks in Telangana and the CCA project will help develop methods and tools for climate resilient industrial area development.