An MoU has been signed between ESSCI – Electronics Sector Skills Council of India and LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. This MoU is to ‘Centre of Excellence (CoE)’ for the electronics industry at the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) Okhla.
The CoE aims to train skills in different job roles to underprivileged youth in the consumer electronics & appliances field. An institutionalised platform for Industry – Academia interactions and leverage the expertise available with industry and sector skill council, will also be provided. Implementation of an apprenticeship program under NAPS will also be there while becoming an industry partner for B.Voc. /B.Sc. program in the electronics sector.
The MoU was exchanged between Dr Abhilasha Gaur, COO of ESSCI, and Mr Tae Jin Chang, Head Customer Service (Director), LG Electronics India Private Ltd in the august presence of Mr Rajesh Agarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Mr Prakash Sharma, CFO, NSDC, P Udayakumar, Chairman & MD NSIC, Atul Vijayvergiya, DGM LG Skill Academy and Mr OP Singh, General Manager, NSIC.
Shri Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, MSDE said: “The MoU will meet the need of the electronics industry, as it will encourage Research and development in the sector and undertake capacity building.”
Mr Amrit Manwani, Chairman, ESSCI said: “It is important to train the workforce to use these new technologies in a much more effective fashion. The Council is in the process of reinventing itself and deeply studying the trends which are going to define the emerging electronics sector. The CoE will be engaged in research, development, demonstration and execution of innovative technologies and solutions on different thematic areas in the electronics domain.”
Dr Abhilasha Gaur, COO, ESSCI said: “Industry and academia jointly can turn India into Skill Capital of the world. We have revised, rationalised and added 29 new Qualification packs as per demand for the futuristics job role.”
Mr Tae Jin Chang, Head Customer Service (Director), LG Electronics India Private Ltd, said: “With our latest technology and expertise, we will establish a world class skill academy with the help of ESSCI. We will train the candidate with the world’s best class environment for making a skilled employable youth in different job roles.”