Samsung Showcases Its Commitment to Skills Excellence at WorldSkills Conference in Sao Paulo

on August 15, 2015
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Samsung Electronics spoke at this year’s WorldSkills conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil – the high profile event on skills, education and job creation for young people.


Hosted by the organizing committee of the WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015 Competition, the conference welcomed UNESCO representatives, education and labor ministers from 74 member countries and corporate sponsors.


As Overall Event Presenter, Samsung Electronics shared insights into what lies ahead in the IT industry. Dr. Ji-Oh Song, Secretary General of Samsung Skills, presented entitled “Samsung’s skills-related activities” during the Global Partner session titled “A Glimpse at Industry’s Future Skills and Technologies” on August 14th.


Samsung began its sponsorship of the WorldSkills Competition in 2007. Since then, the company has continued to support the dreams and hopes of young people by promoting skills excellence and providing them with successful role models and good quality job opportunities.


Samsung and its subsidiaries have been engaged in partnerships with related organizations, and WorldSkills member countries to operate skills-related training programs, including the WorldSkills Training Program, Samsung Vietnam Project, and Samsung Tech Institute.


Samsung has been operating the WorldSkills Training Program in collaboration with Human Resource Development (HRD) Service of Korea. The initiative focuses on career development for young people and provides them with opportunities to join a specially arranged advanced training program in Korea.


Through the WorldSkills Training Program, competitors and delegates from the six countries (Brazil , Guatemala, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa and Russia) taking part in the WorldSkills Competition visited Korea for two weeks in October 2014. During their visit, the 21 visitors participated in a range of activities to enhance their skills excellence.




For Samsung Vietnam Project, Samsung invited two Vietnamese WorldSkills competitors to Korea to help them hone their skills. Now that their 13-month long training stint at the Samsung Electronics Skills Training Center in Korea is complete, they are challenging themselves to win the first ever medal for Vietnam in the WorldSkills Competition Sao Paulo 2015.


Samsung Tech Institute program provides young people with IT training opportunities to support their transition from education to employment. To better meet the local needs of different countries, Samsung Tech Institute provides education opportunities to nurture young people in building careers as software experts and customer service engineers for IT products.


As of 2014, Samsung operates a total of 116 Tech Institutes in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. As of May 2015, Samsung has been sponsoring young technicians in Russia in partnership with WorldSkills Russia.


“We have much more to do to help skilled young people make their dreams and hopes come true” Dr.Song said at the WorldSkills Conference. “Samsung will continuously collaborate with WorldSkills members and partners to accomplish this.”


The Global Partners’ session included a number of corporate sponsors including 3M, AWS (American Welding Society), Autodesk, and Cisco.The presentation covered a diverse range of topics including closing the gap between technologies, skills development programs, future jobs, and new education models for young people. The talk introduced Samsung’s various efforts to nurture skilled workers and to promote skills excellence through its WorldSkills activities.

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