Samsung Myanmar, who began implementing its CSR activities in 2013, held the closing and awarding ceremony of Samsung Tech Institute: Vocational Training at Government Technical School in Nay Pyi Taw on July 18, 2019.
By providing both technical and soft skills training, Samsung aims to create better job opportunities for youths and also provide qualified skilled laborers to the communities. Samsung Myanmar has been implementing the Vocational Training since 2016, marking this as its 7th training session. This year’s vocational training was held at Government Technological High School in Nay Pyi Taw from June 17to July 17 with the participation of 50 students. During the training, Samsung provided students with the necessary equipment for mobile phone repair training, as well as Samsung-branded T-shirts, books, pens, bags, and an allowance of 130,000 kyats per person for the duration of their participation in the program.
“As Samsung Myanmar, we are very proud to support the youth from the different parts of Myanmar every year to become an expert in their respective tech fields, to make them feel more confident and to be more qualified when they go into the working community. We also believe that all the students who have finished attending these trainings can support and benefit their environment through their skills” said Soe Thura, Public Relations and Citizenship Manager of Samsung Myanmar.
As part of the training, a software test took place on June 29 and hardware test on July 15 for the trainees. At the closing ceremony, training completion certificates were given to the students and the top 5 students with the highest scores were awarded 500,000 kyats for the first prize, 300,000 kyats for the second prize, and 200,000 kyats for third and a consolation prize of 100,000 kyats respectively.
“On behalf of the students, I would like to thank Samsung Myanmar for their support by opening this trainings and fostering talented students into the mobile phone technology field. These 50 students are selected out of 200 applicants in terms of some criteria where alumni students and youngsters, who find the tertiary education hard to continue, are put at first priority for the training as we really aim our trainees to have those skills applied back in making their lives.” said Nyo Chaw, Principal of Nay Pyi Taw Government Technical High School.