Samsung Launches ‘Guru Shiksha' Program to Train ITI Teachers

Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India 
57 trained teachers in Delhi will help create pool of employable, industry-ready
talent •Similar training programs planned with ITIs in Chennai, Kolkata and
Mumbai targeting 150 teachers 
Samsung today announced the launch of its ‘Guru Shiksha' program, a first of
its kind initiative to train teachers of Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs)
located in Delhi NCR on troubleshooting, installation and demonstration of
Samsung products including mobile phones and home appliances. Selected teachers
trained as part of this initiative will get an opportunity to partner with
Samsung and teach Samsung's Advanced Repair and Industrial Skills Enhancement
(A.R.I.S.E) program that the Company plans to run at Samsung Technical Schools
being set up in ITIs in New Delhi. The Samsung Technical Schools and the
A.R.I.S.E program have been set up by Samsung in collaboration with the
Department of Training & Technical Education to provide ITI students technical
training and hands-on industry experience. 
Mr. Daniel Park, Senior Vice President, Samsung India, and Mr. V.P. Rao,
Director (IAS), Department of Training & Technical Education – Delhi, formally
launched the program in the presence of senior Samsung officials, principals of
the participating ITIs, and teachers. The Guru Shiksha program is part of
Samsung's Creating Shared Value platform, whereby the Company is seeking to
enhance the skill levels of the ITI students. 
Mr. Daniel Park said, “The Guru Shiksha program reinforces Samsung's
commitment to using technology to open newer possibilities for people. In an
environment where technology is rapidly evolving, the Samsung Guru Shiksha
program that we are initiating today serves to upgrade the skill level of all
the teachers in line with our advanced technology Consumer Electronics and
Mobile products and at the same time complements the A.R.I.S.E Program that we
are running at the ITIs for the students.” 
The first training session will be held at the Samsung CS Academy, Greater Noida
and will include 57 teachers from 17 ITIs in Delhi. The company plans to hold
similar sessions in Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai, with an aim to reach out to 150
teachers. Each course, spanning 4-8 days, will be conducted by qualified Samsung
regional Customer Satisfaction Academy trainers. The teachers will be taught to
repair, troubleshoot, provide demos and install products such as mobile phones,
audio/video devices, refrigerators, air-conditioners and other home appliances.
Upon successful completion of the course, teachers from the selected ITIs in
which Samsung Technical Schools will be set up, will participate in the Samsung
ARISE Program in the institute. 
The first Samsung Technical School has been set up at ITI Dheerpur in September
2013 and the Company plans to set up Samsung Technical Schools in several more
ITIs in Delhi/NCR in this year. 
Samsung places substantial focus on providing quality education to
underprivileged children in the country, through its CSR programs. The company
is in the process of setting up Samsung Smart Classes at Navodaya Vidyalayas in
different parts of the country. This initiative is helping bridge the digital
divide in the country while at the same time improving the quality of education
being provided in these schools. 
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new
possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and
discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal
computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices,
semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 270,000 people across 79 countries
with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit
www.samsung.com. 
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Media Contact Details
Purnima Sahni Mohanty ,  Samsung India ,  purnima.sm@samsung.com
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