LG expands its Youth Skill Program under CSR paving the way for youth empowerment
Opened two new LG Hope Technical Skill Academies
India, 2024 :As the nation celebrates National Youth Day, LG Hope Technical Skill Academy, a noteworthy Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project of LG Electronics, stands tall as a beacon of hope for the youth of our country. Since its inception in November 2022, this initiative has been making significant strides in empowering the next generation through comprehensive technical education.
LG first Hope Technical Skill Academy was inaugurated at the NSIC campus, Okhla Delhi, marking a significant step towards addressing the critical need for skilled professionals in the electronics sector. NSIC (National Small Industries Corporation) is the location partner for LG Hope Technical Skill academy. The project’s foundation was laid with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the honourable Minister of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Mr. Narayan Rane, underlining LG’s commitment to skill development and social responsibility.
Expanding its footprint beyond the national capital, this year LG initiated skill academies in Hyderabad and Chennai, reinforcing the commitment to youth empowerment across diverse regions. The academy focuses on courses related to consumer durable repair and service, aligning with the evolving demands of the industry.
In terms of key statistics, the Delhi Academy, spanning 5300 sqft, commenced operations in November 2022 with a three-year goal to train 1800 students. Presently, 440 students have successfully graduated, and 120 are undergoing training, with 249 securing placements. The Hyderabad Academy, covering 8500 sqft will train 1800 students over three years. The Chennai Academy, operating on an 8000 sqft area aims to train 1365 students over three years.
Commenting on the same, Mr. Hong Ju Jeon- MD, LG India said, “At LG Hope Technical Skill Academy, we’re all about creating opportunities and inspiring dreams. As we move forward, we celebrate the journeys—past, present, and future—of countless individuals whose lives we touch and transform. LG brand philosophy is Life’s Good which represents our unwavering commitment to making people’s lives better through products, service and innovation. Through our recent brand reinvention, we want to inspire and encourage people, especially youth, to approach life with an optimistic attitude. Through these academies, we aim to equipped youth with skills to contribute towards industry growth and also, transforming their lives for good and have a dignified living.”
Integral to the success of LG Hope Technical Skill Academy is the partnership with the Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) and as the execution partner. ESSCI’s expertise has played a crucial role in shaping the curriculum, ensuring its relevance, and aligning it with industry standards.
LG Hope Technical Skill Academy, as a CSR initiative of LG, reflects the company’s commitment to social responsibility and making a positive impact on the lives of the youth. On this National Youth Day, LG extends gratitude to all stakeholders for their steadfast support in realizing the vision of empowering the youth through technical education.