Samsung, India's largest consumer electronics brand, has upskilled 3,000 less-privileged students from eight cities across India in future tech domains such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data and Coding & Programming, making them job ready and helping them get relevant job placements. The students were under Samsung's flagship programme - Samsung Innovation Campus.
With this programme, Samsung is reiterating its commitment to being a strong partner of India and working alongside the Government in its mission to empowering the country's youth and strengthening Digital India.
Over the last one year, the Samsung Innovation Campus programme was executed by Electronics Sectors Skills Council of India (ESSCI) through its nationwide network of approved training and education partners.
The final batch of 120 students of Samsung Innovation Campus are from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Lucknow.
These students were felicitated and given certificates at a ceremony held in Lucknow in the presence of Mr. Sanjay Singh, Vice Chancellor, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Dr. Shishir Kumar, Dean, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Dr. Abhilasha Gaur, COO (officiating CEO) ESSCI, Mr. Hyun Kim, Corporate Vice President, Samsung Southwest Asia and Mr. Shubham Mukherjee, Head CSR, Samsung SWA.
Of the total 3,000 students trained under the programme, around a third are from Uttar Pradesh. These students will now appear in job fairs and begin their journey in the real world.
"At Samsung, we believe in the power of the youth and want to contribute in creating a pool of skilled workforce to better India's digital future. Through Samsung Innovation Campus, we want to empower the youth and create opportunities for them in future tech domains, further boosting India's growth story and strengthening our commitment to the country. We are elated to have witnessed such talent and potential in these students who are now ready and skilled to digitally transform the world around us," said Mr. Hyun Kim, Corporate Vice President, Samsung Southwest Asia.
"At ESSCI, we are working on establishing an effective and efficient skilling ecosystem for developing and imparting outcome-oriented skills. The Samsung Innovation Campus programme, with courses in Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data and Coding & Programming, is strengthening the skills ecosystem in the country and is an important step to make India the skills capital of the world," said Dr. Abhilasha Gaur, Chief Operating Officer (Officiating CEO), ESSCI.
At the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, we welcome the Samsung Innovation Campus initiative that is imparting employment-oriented future tech skills to our students. These skills are much needed in today's digital world", said Mr. Sanjay Singh, Vice Chancellor, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University.