Employability - Supporting to develop vocational skills

Samsung Technical School

Samsung has signed up with the Department of Technical Education (DTE) and the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) to set up Samsung Technical Schools across Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) and Tool Rooms in India. Both, ITI and Tool Rooms are government-run training organisations that provide post-school technical training to students who have passed 10 standard (SSLC).

Complementing the regular syllabus ongoing at these institutes, Samsung’s Technical Schools run the Advanced Repair and Industrial Skills Enhancement (ARISE) training program, designed to impart hands-on, trade specified training to these students. Additionally, soft skills courses for smoother consumer interaction through theory as well as hands-on practical knowledge are also provided. Students also benefit from on the job training at Samsung manufacturing facilities and authorised service centers. All 85 students of the graduating class have been successful in finding jobs.

The Samsung Technical School also undertakes a ‘Guru Shiksha’ program, to train teachers of these institutes. The comprehensive and intensive Guru Shiksha program focuses on providing an understanding to teachers on troubleshooting, installation and demonstration of Samsung products.

e-learning Centres

Samsung has along with Smile Foundation run a series of Smile Twin e-Learning Program (STeP) centres dedicated to underprivileged youth. STeP was primarily designed to offer job oriented skills to youth from the less privileged sections of the society living in urban slums and peripheral rural areas.

Under the program, training is imparted to these youth in basic computers and retail sales management skills along with proficiency in spoken and written English. Regular industrial visits, workshops along with this basic training also ensured that they are adequately equipped for a career in fast expanding sectors such as Retail, Hospitality, BPO and ITES. The curriculum included sessions on personality development, career counseling and placement support. The training is offered to youth who complete their basic school education (standard 10 or 12) from one of the recognised school education board. Through STeP Samsung reached out to over 720 youth across 6 centres located across the country. Samsung actively supported the eLearning program from 2009 to 2012.