India is rapidly becoming a mobile-led economy, with its electronics market expected to reach a turnover of USD 400 billion in 2022. However, the challenge for India’s electronics sector is to develop a world-class local supply chain and to promote entry level technical skills to increase employability.
Salcomp India, market leader of chargers for electronic devices, and ASSIST launch project SWITCH (Skilling Workforce and Improving quality standards To CHannelize growth in electronics industry) to address the growing challenges in India’s electronics sector.
At the project launch on August 9, stakeholders discussed adopting a skills-based approach to reduce defects and improve efficiency, the challenges of having skilled resources for industrial development and how QEHS (Quality, Environment, Health and Safety) practices can help achieve supplier efficiency.
The project aims to increase efficiency in production cycle and gain confidence from international clients through stronger, resilient and compliant suppliers. More than 100 youth will be trained on electronics and machine maintenance which will drastically reduce the skills gap among entry-level technicians; and reduce downtime in operations. The training will also provide unskilled youth an opportunity to get a sustainable job and thus livelihood in a promising industry.
Salcomp India Managing Director said, Sasikumar Gendham, said “With the rapid growth of India’s mobile industry, there’s a gap between the industry and the institution which needs to be bridged. The trained technicians will not only be employed in Salcomp but can be employed anywhere in the electronics industry.”
Contributed by: Nandhini Shanmugham, ASSIST (India), Manager, Partnerships & Network Management