New Delhi: ESSCI – Electronics Sector Skills Council of India and LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the India Habitat Center in New Delhi to establish a ‘Centre of Excellence (CoE) for the electronics industry at the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) Okhla. The Memorandum of Understanding 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 Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Mr. Prakash Sharma, Chief Financial Officer, NSDC, P Udayakumar, Chairman and Managing Director, NSIC, Atul Vijayvergiya, DGM LG Skill Academy and Mr. OP Singh, Managing Director, NSIC.
The Center of Excellence aims at vocational training in different professional roles for disadvantaged young people in the fields of consumer electronics and household appliances and collaborative research and capacity building in the fields of electronics as well. It will also provide an institutionalized platform for industry-academia interactions and draw on the expertise available from the industry and sector skills council. Will also help implement an apprenticeship program under NAPS and become an industry partner for B.Voc. /B.Sc. program in the electronics sector.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary of MSDE said: “The MoU will meet the needs of the electronics industry as it will encourage research and development in the sector and undertake capacity building . Technological and industrial changes are happening at a rapid pace and bringing together academic and industrial organizations will yield the best desired results.
Mr. Amrit Manwani, President of ESSCI, said, “To create a manufacturing ecosystem, we at ESSCI have a mandate to provide skills to the youth of the country and to provide skills to the industry. We are moving from the service sector to the manufacturing sector. It is important to train the workforce to use these new technologies much more efficiently. The Council is in the process of reinventing itself and studying in depth the trends that will define the emerging electronics sector. The CoE will be engaged in the research, development, demonstration and execution of innovative technologies and solutions in different thematic areas of the field of electronics.
Dr. Abhilasha Gaur, COO, ESSCI, said, “Industry and academia can make India the skills capital of the world. We have revised, streamlined and added 29 new qualification packs in line with the demand for the Futurist position. As a sector skills council, we have taken a step forward. I strongly believe that this partnership with LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd will help bring success to India’s electronics industry by taking skills, reskilling and upskilling to unprecedented levels.
Mr. Tae Jin Chang, Customer Service Manager (Director), LG Electronics India Private Ltd, said, “With our latest technologies and expertise, we will create a world-class skills academy with the help of the ‘ESSCI. We will train the candidate with the best class environment in the world to make a qualified young person employable in different professional roles.
ESSCI contributes greatly to meeting the skills needs of the dynamic ESDM sector in India. We work closely with industry, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Department of Skills Development, and our parent Department of Electronics and Computing (MeitY) to provide training services and conversion to industry. Over the years, ESSCI has successfully trained over a million professionals for the ESDM industry and has a wide footprint across India.