Samsung Electronics in Sri Lanka has signed a Memorandum of Association (MoA) with the Skills Development and Vocational Training Ministry to set up a state-of-the-art Samsung Technical Lab.
The MoA was signed by Samsung Sri Lanka Managing Director Youngmin Shin and Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka Chairman/CEO Dr. Lionel Pinto. The first lab will be located at the Vocational Training Authority, Bandaranayake Mawatha, Veyangoda and thereafter, other training centres will be established.
The Samsung Technical Lab will provide a comprehensive training programme, which will benefit students of the Vocational Training Authority who are enrolled in government-approved technical courses. The lab will enable students to gain additional skills and knowledge and a special programme focused on the consumer electronics industry, will be offered by Samsung.
Samsung’s experienced technicians will provide students with an in-depth training on how to repair and maintain refrigerators, washing machines, microwaves, air conditioners, audio visual appliances, TVs, mobile devices and other electronics. The skills that the students acquire will give them the theoretical and practical foundation needed to find a variety of employment opportunities in the consumer electronics industry.
Samsung Sri Lanka Managing Director Youngmin Shin said, “In Sri Lanka, Samsung has experienced significant growth and has established a strong market presence. However, we believe that as a leading corporate, we must also fulfil our social responsibilities by supporting the needs of the local community. Through the Samsung Technical Lab, we hope to provide students with world-class vocational education and equip them with the skills they require to become high-quality technicians and mechanics.
I would like to thank the Skills Development and Vocational Training Ministry for providing us with an opportunity to launch this initiative. I hope that we will be able to work together to provide students who are seeking employment in the consumer electronics industry with the training they require to excel in their job roles.”