ESSCI Celebrates 10th Foundation Day; Announces Electronics Olympiad

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Showcasing exceptional skills in the electronics sector, Winners of the WorldSkills Competition 2022 were also felicitated during the event

The Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) recently celebrated its 10th foundation day at the NDMC Convention Centre in New Delhi. The event highlighted the organization’s efforts in promoting skilling and development opportunities in the electronics sector and bridging the talent gap in the industry. It also saw the launch of the ELCINA White Paper on Workforce Development for Semiconductors. In order to spread awareness of electronics and skill recognition of students in schools, colleges and higher education institutions, the Electronics Olympiad in association with CSC was also announced during the occasion.

Notably, a Skills Research Report on Semiconductors & Components, EMS, Hearables & Wearables, and Circularity/E-waste Management was launched on the foundation day. As per the organisation, the released report aims to help bridge the talent gap in the industry and provide insights into the latest trends and job opportunities in the electronics sector.

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While Sh Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary of MSDE, was present as the Chief Guest, other dignitaries including Dr Neena Pahuja, Executive Member of NCVET, Dr Ajai Chowdhry, Founder of HCL and Chairman EPIC Foundation, Mr Amrit Manwani, Chairman of ESSCI, Sh Smit Shah, President, Drone Federation of India, Dr Rangitabali Waikhom, IAS – Director, University & Higher Education, Govt. of Manipur and Dr Abhilasha Gaur, COO, ESSCI also graced the event.

Sh Atul Kumar Tiwari said: “ESSCI is putting a lot of emphasis on the Semiconductor industry as I believe it will greatly benefit the youth. There are numerous opportunities in this field, and we are currently working on reforming the curriculum to better align with industry demands. MSDE short-term courses are specifically designed to upskill and re-skill individuals for the electronics industry.”

It must be noted that a panel discussion on the future of India’s semiconductor and component industry featuring distinguished speakers from the government and industry partners was held.

Referring to the latest research unveiled at the event and the potential of job opportunities and skills in semiconductors & components, EMS, hearables & wearables, and circularity, ESSCI Chairman Mr Amrit Manwani stated, “The electronics sector is evolving rapidly, and it is crucial for professionals to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies. The research unveiled today will provide valuable insights into the industry and help bridge the talent gap.”

In addition, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was exchanged between the Directorate of University & Higher Education, Manipur, represented by Dr Rangitabali Waikhom, IAS, and ESSCI to launch ‘new age industry integrated programmes’ in the electronics & IT sector. The official note mentioned that the objective is to build a ‘For Industry, By Industry’ focused & advanced digital skills learning programme in collaboration with industry partners, while also aiming to establish skill labs/ model training centres/centre of excellence, to facilitate job training, internships, apprenticeships and employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for the students, and degree apprenticeship undergraduate programmes in Manipur.

While the founder of HCL and ESSCI’s former chairman, Dr Ajai Choudhary, spoke about ESSCI’s journey, achievement and contribution to skilling India in the ESDM sector and making India the product nation, the COO of ESSCI, Dr Abhilasha Gaur said, “On our 10th foundation day, we are proud to have achieved many milestones and contributed significantly to the growth of the Indian electronics industry. We are committed to taking ESSCI to new heights and achieving more success in the future.”

Dr Neena Pahuja, Executive Member of NCVET, commented, “The electronics industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the country, and there is a need for skilled professionals to meet the demands of the industry. The efforts of ESSCI in promoting skilling and development opportunities in the electronics sector are commendable and will go a long way in shaping the future of the industry.”

The Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) is a Not-for-Profit Organization, registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1956. Promoted by Five Associations i.e. CEAMA, ELCINA, IESA (formerly ISA), IPCA & MAIT, and ELCOMA, supported by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the Council’s focus is on establishing an effective and efficient ecosystem for developing and imparting of outcome-oriented skills for the Electronics Systems, Design and Manufacturing Industry (ESDM).


 

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