Samsung has tied up with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to offer 200 hours of learning, including both classroom and online training, with five months of on-the-job training, to 50,000 youth of India.
Called Samsung DOST — where DOST is short for Digital & Offline Skills Training — the skilling programme aims to make these youth job ready for the future and be employable in the retail sector of the country. The on-the-job training will be facilitated at Samsung’s retail stores, during which the youth will also receive a monthly stipend.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by Samsung and NSDC, to execute the programme through the former’s skills training centres across India.
Aligned with the Indian government’s Skill India mission, the programme is expected to help the trained youth find suitable jobs in the electronics retail sector. Youngsters who have completed school education will be eligible for the programme.
The training will follow the National Skill Qualification Framework and will train the participants to engage with customers, manage the sales counter, handle customer queries, offer product demonstrations and selling skills, in addition to various other soft skills. They will also be exposed to the functioning and management of electronics retail stores, via live demonstrations, role-play and hands-on training.
The trainees will be assessed and certified by the Telecom Sector Skill Council after they complete the training successfully.