Ericsson today announced that it has set up an Ericsson Skill Center in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh in partnership with the Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI). The major aim of this skill center is to skill young men and women residing in and around Ghazipur in two trades – Mobile Hardware Repair and Technical Training On Computers & Peripherals. It was inaugurated on site by Shri. Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Communications (I/C) and Minister of State for Railways, Govt. of India.

Ericsson Skill Center Ghazipur

According to the Press release, the center is equipped with state of the art training infrastructure for mobile phone repair and computer installation and maintenance. After completion of the three-month training, candidates will be assessed and certified by ESSCI. Successful candidates will be supported for placement as well as entrepreneurship.

Along with the Skill Center, Ericsson has also launched Ghazipur Mobile Vaani a district-level citizen communication and engagement platform that enables citizens to give a missed call on 9266300111 to then receive a call back for information on various initiatives taken by the Government such as Agriculture, Local news, Weather, Welfare schemes etc. Citizens can also register their grievances and share feedback through this medium.

Ericsson Skill Center Ghazipur
From Left to Right – Shri. Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Communications (I/C) and Minister of State for Railways, Govt. of India and Mr. Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India

Speaking on this occasion, Manoj Sinha, Minister, Govt. of India said, “I would like to congratulate Ericsson for launching its community-building initiatives in Ghazipur today, namely the Skill Center and the Ghazipur Mobile Vaani. While the Skill Center will impart skill sets to youth that will make them employable or self- employed, the Ghazipur Mobile Vaani will make people aware about Govt’s welfare schemes and also help us understand their grievances and feedback.”

Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India added, “At Ericsson, we believe in Technology for Good, wherein we use communications technology to make a difference in the lives of communities around the world. As part of the same commitment, we have set up the ‘Ericsson Skill Center’ in Ghazipur which will not only provide mobile repair and computer skills to the youth in Ghazipur but also provide placement assistance and support micro-entrepreneurship.”

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