Samsung Introduces ‘Samsung DOST’, India’s Biggest Electronics Sector Skilling Program; Partners With NSDC, Aims to Train 50,000 Youth
Partners with NSDC to launch a pilot with 2,500 participants in the first phase School passouts to be trained at 120 sites in India, with paid on-the-job training at Samsung retail outlets
Chennai – Samsung India today announced the launch of ‘Samsung DOST’ (Digital & Offline Skills Training), a CSR initiative that aims to make 50,000 youth job-ready for the electronics retail sector over the next few years. Samsung, India’s largest smartphone and consumer electronics brand, has partnered with India’s premier skill development organization, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), to execute the program through its nationwide skills training centres.
Samsung DOST will be the biggest skills training program in the electronics sector.
Samsung has been India’s committed partner for the last 25 years, leading the consumer electronics and smartphones space with strategic investments in manufacturing, R&D, retail and community development. Samsung has set up the world’s largest mobile factory in Noida and is a key player in the government’s large-scale electronics manufacturing push, which is expected to create significant number of job opportunities for youth in manufacturing as well as the retail sector.
Considering the potential of employment generation post skill training, Samsung has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NSDC for the ‘Samsung DOST’ program under which youth will receive 200 hours of blended classroom and online training, followed by five months of on-the-job training (OJT) at Samsung retail stores, along with a monthly stipend at par with industry standards. This will help the youth acquire new competencies and skills needed for jobs in India’s fast growing electronics retail environment.