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‘Skill India’ aims to train 3,000 unemployed youth

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To empower the youth of India with industry-relevant skills in emerging technology domains and enhance their employability, the Electronics Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung India. This will be part of the government’s ‘Skill India’ initiative.

The programme, ‘Samsung Innovation Campus’, targets to upskill over 3,000 unemployed youth from 18-25 years of age in future technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data and Coding & Programming.

ESSCI which is a National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is the approved entity which will execute the programme through its nationwide network of approved training and education partners.

“Skilling should not be just about equipping the youth with employable skills but should act as gateways to employability and employment — as their passports to prosperity. The more employment-oriented skill is, the more aspirational it will be for the students and young Indians,” said Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union minister of state, Ministry of Electronics and IT.

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