On 2nd of June, Samsung India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) for its Samsung Technical School initiative adding two new Samsung technical schools in Bengaluru and Jamsedpur and renewing its partnership for 10 already existing schools in Ludhinia, Delhi, Ahemdabad, Mumbai, Arungabad, Hydrabad, Chennai, Varnasi, Bhuwaneswar and Kolkata.
Extending its support towards Narendra Modi’s ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign, Samsung announced scholarship program for 1,000 girls and differently abled trainees in Samsung technical schools under MSME. Students under this category who have successfully completed the basic course will be given a scholarship of up to Rs. 20,000. This will cover the entire fee for the Samsung Advanced Repair and Industrial Skills Enhancement 2 (A.R.I.S.E.2) program. To encourage the students even more to give their best toppers among Samsung Technical School will be given a reward of Rs. 20,000 in recognition of their performance.
Indian Union Cabinet Minister of MSME, Kalraj Mishra was very pleased with support from Samsung and said, “We are committed to creating an industry-ready work force and provide industry-oriented skills to our youth under the Skill India program. Samsung has been a valuable partner in our quest to create a vast pool of talent and we are pleased to further renew our association. The scholarships and reward program further showcase Samsung’s commitment towards the girl child and this initiative.”
Samsung Technical schools have trained over 2,000 youths since its start in 2013. Around 70 percent of these students have got jobs and 45 percent of them are working with Samsung Service Centres. Rest of the students trained by Samsung Technical Schools are self employed. Samsung Technical schools align with the ‘Skill India’ mission and have helped a great deal in reducing unemployment problems in India, according to Samsung.