Samsung Electronics has launched the Samsung Electronics Campus (SIC) its latest global citizenship program for young adults. The new program offers IT education to help young adults around the globe gain academic and professional skills useful for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The skills at the core of SIC curriculum are rooted in technologies which are keys to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, including artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), big data, cloud platforms and mobile platforms.
Additional programs have also been established to help the participants build their skills in creativity, communication and teamwork for future employment.
“Samsung Innovation Campus aims to empower a generation of problem solvers by equipping them with future-proof skills and giving them practical understanding of the technologies that will shape their future and enrich sustainable growth of the world,” said Seonghee Kang, SIC program manager at Corporate Citizenship Office, Samsung Electronics.
Now running in Russia from October 1, SIC will gradually expand to Vietnam, Spain, Indonesia, Chile, Thailand, and other countries in the near future. It will provide tailored curriculums in different countries and work closely with local schools and NGOs in order to operate these programs effectively and ensure the experiences offered by the courses are uniquely customized for the local participants.
Through SIC, Samsung Electronics hopes to give young people the opportunity to enhance their employment prospects and gain a practical education in technologies through both classroom learning and online-based courses. SIC is eyeing for these online courses can lead to official certifications by next year.
Russia has been chosen as first market to launched SIC because earlier Samsung IT education programs – such as the Samsung IT Academy and Samsung IT School – have been well-received in the country.
Samsung Electronics have been helping educate young people all over the world through programs such as the Samsung Junior SW Academy and the Samsung SW Academy for Youth.
The Samsung Tech Institute, which has been running since 2013, is providing valuable experience for over 110,000 young people in more than 30 countries. The institute, which has evolved and grown, is now being re-launched as the SIC as part of the company’s new corporate citizenship vision.