Samsung India on Friday decided to expand its technical training schools being run along with the MSME ministry to more places, and will set up two such centres in Bengaluru and Jamshedpur and they signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), renewing its partnership
On the occasion, the Korean multinational’s Indian arm also announced the MSME-Samsung Technical School Scholarship programme, under which 1,000 girls and differently-abled trainees will be given a grant of up to Rs 20,000, a company release said. Samsung Southwest Asia H C Hong said about 2,000 youths have been trained in these centres, of which 70 per cent have been absorbed in jobs, the rest are self-employed.
Samsung already runs 10 such schools in collaboration with Departments of Technical Education, in Sates such as Rajasthan, Kerala, Bihar, Delhi and West Bengal.
“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 programme further showcase Samsung’s commitment towards the girl child and this initiative”, MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra said on the occasion.
He also announced that a MSME-Samsung Technical Scholarship of up to Rs. 20,000 will be given to 1,000 girls and differently-abled people who have successfully completed the basic course. A meritorious reward programme for toppers has been instituted.