Xiaomi India and EDII Launch Skillpreneurship Learning Centres for Youth Empowerment

·        To focus on enhancing the lives of 600 young individuals across districts of Karnataka and Maharashtra in Phase 1 over a span of 1 year

·        Will establish Skillpreneurship Learning Centres (EXSL Centres) for imparting comprehensive training in selected key areas to create relevant job opportunities

Telugu super news,June 28th,2023: Xiaomi India, the country’s leading smartphone and smart TV brand, has partnered with the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad – the National Resource Centre in Entrepreneurship Development -for Project SPARK, to focus on enhancing the economic prospects for young individuals. The project will be kickoff with 600 young individuals from districts in Karnataka and Maharashtra in the first phase.

The collaboration aims to uplift the quality of life by offering learning opportunities, personal empowerment, active citizenship values, and employability skills through skills development programs with comprehensive training in areas like Mobile Phone Hardware, Wearable Devices & Accessories Repair Technician, and TV Repair Technician. This holistic approach enables and empower participants to become self-reliant entrepreneurs.

Mr. Muralikrishnan B, President at Xiaomi India, commented on the partnership, “We are dedicated to creating valuable opportunities for youth in the country. This collaboration with EDII will provide a platform to nurture and empower young individuals, positioning them as the future workforce and positively impacting the youth employment rate.”

Through this initiative, Xiaomi India will assist in establishing EDII Xiaomi Skillpreneurship Learning Centres (EXSL Centres) in Bangalore, Pune, and Mumbai, which will serve as a launchpad for individuals to gain the necessary skills and entrepreneurial mindset required to succeed in today’s competitive job market. They will have access to the required infrastructure and tailored training kits to equip them with the latest skillset for better job prospects. Xiaomi India aims to create a long-lasting impact by enabling candidates with the latest skillsets and knowledge to enhance their job prospects in the future.

Commenting on the collaboration, TheEntrepreneur Development Institute of India, said, “EDII has been focussed on creating sustainable livelihood options for people across sections and sectors of society. This collaboration is a big step towards promoting entrepreneurship, employability, and livelihood activities among the youth who are the pillars of society. We are pleased to receive support from Xiaomi India to create a positive change in the lives of youth of Karnataka and Maharashtra, to begin with. This collaboration signifies our shared commitment towards nurturing entrepreneurial values amongst the younger generation and providing opportunities to help them enhance the quality of their life.”

Xiaomi India has been actively engaged in various initiatives with the primary goal is to promote skill development, skill training, employment, and livelihood among the youth across by focusing on marginalized and underprivileged individuals. The partnership with EDII is a testament to the company’s commitment to driving positive change and fostering societal betterment.

About Xiaomi Corporation

Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is a consumer electronics and smart manufacturing company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core. Embracing our vision of “Make friends with users and be the coolest company in the users’ hearts”, Xiaomi continuously pursues innovations, high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology. Xiaomi is one of the world’s leading smartphone companies.

According to Canalys, the company’s market share in terms of smartphone shipments ranked No. 3 globally in 2022. In December 2022, MAU of MIUI reached approximately 582 million globally. The company has also established the world’s leading consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform, with 589 million smart devices connected to its platform as of December 31, 2022, excluding smartphones, tablets and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. In August 2022, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the fourth time, ranking #266, up 72 places compared to 2021. Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, Hang Seng TECH Index and Hang Seng China 50 Index.

Xiaomi India is the number 1 smartphone player since Q3 2017 IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report.

Xiaomi India is the number 1 Smart TV brand since Q2 2018 IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tracker.

About Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), an autonomous and not-for-profit institute, set up in 1983, is an acknowledged National Resource Institute for Entrepreneurship Education, Research, Training , MSME development, start-ups, innovations and Institution Building. It is sponsored by apex financial institutions – the IDBI Bank Ltd., IFCI Ltd., ICICI Bank Ltd. and the State Bank of India (SBI). The Government of Gujarat pledged twenty-three acres of land on which stands the EDII campus. EDII has been recognized as the CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India. The Institute has also been positioned in the band of 11-50 under Innovation Category by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.

EDII works closely with noted corporates and National & State Government Departments and Ministries. It not just has a nationwide reach, but has also set up Entrepreneurship Development Centres in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam, Uzbekistan and Rwanda. The primary thrust areas under which EDII conducts programmes and projects through its PAN India branch offices, include: Policy Advocacy, Knowledge and Research; Entrepreneurship Education; Projects (Government & Corporates); Business Development Services & National Outreach and Developing Economy Engagement.

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