Samsung India sets up technical school at ITI Kochi

Samsung India Electronics has set up 18th Samsung Technical School in the country at ITI, Kalamassery, near Kochi, in Kerala.

The company has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the government Industrial Training Institute, Kalamassery, Kerala.

The Samsung Technical School to be set up will provide students trade-specific training on various aspects of repair and troubleshooting of consumer electronic products such as mobile phones, televisions, home theatres and home appliances.

Through the specially-designed curriculum Advanced Repair and Industrial Skills Enhancement (ARISE) programme, the course will also offer students the opportunity to get real-time work experience at Samsung authorised service centres and training on soft skills so that they can provide exemplary customer service.

Upon graduation, students can join consumer electronics and mobile phone service centres or become entrepreneurs by setting up their service centres.

''The knowledge and skills that students gain through the ARISE. programme help not only with finding employment but also in setting up micro or small enterprises. We are confident that Samsung Technical Schools will contribute to further strengthening Kerala's strong sense of entrepreneurship,'' said Rajiv Mishra, vice president, Samsung India Electronics.

As on date, there are 15 technical schools operational in the country, with three others in the process of being set up. Over 3,000 youth have graduated from these Samsung Technical Schools since July 2014, which have been set up in collaboration with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Departments of Technical Education in states such as Bihar, Delhi, Rajasthan and West Bengal.'