Samsung Innovation Campus program to skill 3,000 youth in AI, IoT and coding

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Samsung India has launched its CSR program ‘Samsung Innovation Campus’ has been started. placement. ESSCI, a National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) approved entity, is implementing the program through its nationwide network of approved training and education partners. Samsung India signed an MoU with ESSCI in September, 2022.

Courses under the ‘Samsung Innovation Campus’ program have begun at Lucknow University, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) in New Delhi, Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University in Bhilai, SRR College of Arts and Sciences in Karimnagar, Central Tool Room. Training Center in Bhubaneswar, Sri Jayachamarajendra Polytechnic College in Bengaluru and Dr. Lankapalli Bulaiya College in Visakhapatnam.

“Our global citizenship initiative, the Samsung Innovation Campus, is closely aligned with India’s development agenda. Through this initiative, we want to empower the youth and create opportunities for them in the tech sectors of the future, take India’s growth story forward and strengthen our commitment to empower Digital India ,” said Mr. Partha Ghosh, Head, CSR & Communications, Samsung Southwest Asia.

The Samsung Innovation Campus aims to skill youth aged 18-25 in future technologies and enhance their employability. These are key technical skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Students who have enrolled for the courses undergo pre-course assessment and are receiving classroom training by professors at eight institutes. The courses are divided into small batches of an average of 30 students each to ensure individually focused training for the students and provide holistic learning opportunities in advanced technology.

They are also provided with the right tools to understand the practical applications of each of the technologies they are working on. For example, students undergoing the IoT course received a Galaxy Upcycling Kit, which includes a Samsung Galaxy S9 or Note 9 smartphone, an ESP32 dev board, a micro 5p cable, 2 resistors, 1 LED, 1 tactile switch, 1 breadboard, 1 is included. Jumper Cable MM, 1 USB Type-C Adapter and Cable, and 1 Micro 5p USB Adapter to enable them to get a hands-on experience of how the technology works.

Youth enrolled in the program will undergo classroom training and complete capstone project work in their selected technology areas from AI, IoT, Big Data and Coding and Programming. The mandatory project phase for certification is designed to help students gain practical experience in the respective courses.

Those opting for the AI ​​course will have to complete 270 hours of theory training and 80 hours of project work, while those opting for the IoT or Big Data course will have to complete 160 hours of training and 80 hours of project work.

Participants opting for the Coding and Programming course will have to complete 80 hours of hands-on training and participate in a 4-day hackathon to conclude the course.

They will also be trained in soft skills to enhance their employability and will be provided jobs in relevant organizations

After completing their course, students will participate in job fairs and will be supported in the process of finding the right job for their skills.

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