Samsung India today announced the launch of Samsung DOST (Digital & Offline Skills Training), a CSR initiative aimed at preparing 50,000 young people for jobs in the electronics retail industry over the next few years.
Samsung, India’s largest smartphone and consumer electronics company, has partnered with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), India’s premier skill development organization, to implement the program through its nationwide skills training centers.
Speaking on the development, Mr. Ken Kang, President & CEO, Samsung Southwest Asia said: “The Samsung DOST program is aligned to the Government of India’s Skill India initiative and is an embodiment of our vision of #PoweringDigitalIndia that seeks to empower the next generation of young India. With this new program, we aim to close the skills and employability gap among youth in the country, helping them find jobs in the fast-growing electronics retail sector.”
The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Skills Development Council (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, as well as a monthly stipend that meets industry standards.
Youth with a high school diploma will be eligible to participate in the program, which will be delivered through NSDC-approved training partners at 120 locations across India. After the participants have completed their OJT, the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) will conduct assessments and certification.
For the past 25 years, Samsung has been India’s dedicated partner, leading the consumer electronics and smartphone space with strategic investments in manufacturing, R&D, retail, and community development.