Under the flagship CSR program, a total of 3,000 students will be imparted skills in AI, IoT, Big Data, and Coding & Programming in 8 cities across India in 2023
BHILAI, India – August 28, 2023 – Samsung India’s flagship CSR program Samsung Innovation Campus concluded the Coding & Programming and IoT courses for its first batch of 92 students in Bhilai, reiterating Samsung’s commitment to being India’s strong partner and working alongside the Government in its mission to empower the country’s youth and #PoweringDigitalIndia.
The students who were mentored and trained at Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai participated in a hackathon held between August 23- 25, 2023 in Govt. Polytechnic Berla Boriya, Chhattisgarh. On successful completion of the hackathon, the students were granted certificates of course completion at a felicitation ceremony held at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Institute of Technology (CSIT) Durg, Chhattisgarh. The students were felicitated by officials from Samsung and Electronics Sectors Skills Council of India (ESSCI), which is executing the program through its nationwide network of approved training and education partners.
The first batch of students from the institute were certified in future tech courses like Coding & Programming and IoT, showcasing the program’s effectiveness in transforming young minds into competent tech professionals. These courses help students become job-ready. As part of the program, a batch of 92 students, of which 43 have been trained in Coding & Programming and 49 in IoT, completed their courses and were certified by Samsung and ESSCI.
“At Samsung, we believe in the power of the youth and want to contribute in creating a pool of skilled workforce to better India’s digital future. Through this initiative, we want to empower the youth and create opportunities for them in future tech domains, further boosting India’s growth story and strengthening our commitment to Powering Digital India,” said Mr. Hyun Kim, Corporate Vice President, Samsung Southwest Asia.
Samsung India launched its Samsung Innovation Campus program at eight campuses across the country with the aim of upskilling 3,000 less-privileged youth in future tech domains such as AI, IoT, Big Data, and Coding & Programming and helping them get relevant job placements.
Samsung Innovation Campus aims to upskill youth aged 18-25 years in future technologies and enhance their employability. These are key technology skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. During the program, participants receive instructor-led classroom training through approved training and education partners of ESSCI across the country.
Youth enrolled in the program are undergoing classroom training and will complete their hands-on capstone project work in their selected technology areas from Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Big Data, and Coding & Programming. They will also be imparted soft skills training to enhance their employability and provided job placements in relevant organizations.
Those opting for the AI course will undergo 270 hours of theory training and complete 80 hours of project work while those doing the IoT or the Big Data course will undergo 160 hours of training and complete 80 hours of project work. Participants opting for the Coding & Programming course will do 80 hours of training and be part of a Hackathon.