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Grand Coalition - Pledge of SAMSUNG

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Provide vocational IT training designed to increase employability in areas with high unemployment and to foster entrepreneurship.
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Samsung pledges to invest in a multi-market strategy to provide young people in Europe with access to smart technologies, skills and training.

1. Digital Education

A programme to enable digital inclusion through improved learning of ICT skills for underprivileged children.

2. Tech Institutes

Regional learning centres supported or enabled by Samsung providing vocational IT training designed to increase employability in unemployment hotspots, and to spur entrepreneurship .

The projects are designed as a long-term commitment, with a first phase in the period 2013-2015.

Update on Achievements (2013) & Targets

Samsung will provide additional trainee places in Tech Institutes (structured courses) and "Smart School" places, i.e. training for school pupils and teachers, which offer essential skills for the digital economy, such as coding. So far more than 20,000 young people have benefited by Samsung’s digital education programme. By the end of 2014, the programme will reach 25,500 school children and over 7,000 students. By the end of 2019, Samsung estimates that it will have directly benefited more than 400,000 young people.

Programme20132019Total by 2019
Tech Institute85217,50084,000
Smart Classroom16,00069,500339,500

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Last updated on 23/07/2015