Samsung has launched its global CSR program Samsung Innovation Campus in India, creating industry-relevant skills and job opportunities for youth in technology domains such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Big Data, and Coding & Programming. With this, Samsung is partnering with new India’s growth story and strengthening its commitment to the Government’s Skill India initiative.
The program aims to upskill over 3,000 unemployed youth from 18-25 years of age in future technologies and enhance their employability in the pilot phase. These are critical technology skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Samsung Innovation Campus will also take Samsung a step ahead in its vision of ‘Powering Digital India’ as the country’s most vital partner.
To execute the program, Samsung, India’s largest smartphone and consumer electronics brand, has partnered with India’s premier skill development organization, the Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI), a National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) approved entity. ESSCI will execute the program through its nationwide network of approved training and education partners.
During the program, participants will receive instructor-led blended classroom and online training through approved training and education partners of ESSCI across the country. Youth enrolled in the program will undergo online and classroom training. They will complete their hands-on capstone project work in their selected technology areas from Internet of Things, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Coding & Programming.
They will also be given soft skills training to enhance their employability in relevant organizations. The participants will be mobilized through ESSCI’s education and training partners across India.
Those opting for the AI course will undergo 270 hours of theory training and 80 hours of project work. Those doing the IoT or the Big Data course will receive 160 hours of training and complete 80 hours of project work. Participants taking the Coding & Programming course will do 80 hours of training and be part of a 4-day Hackathon.