South Korean electronics giant Samsung has agreed to contribute to Mexico’s efforts of training youths in digital technology.
Samsung will offer training in the development of wearable apps and virtual reality contents. The training will take place in facilities built by the Ministry of Communications and Transport as part of its digital training initiative, known locally as Puntos México Conectado (PMC).
Billed as one of the largest digital education initiatives ever undertaken in Mexico, the PMC has trained hundreds of youths in the development of mobile apps and web applications. According to government sources, the program provides nearly 160,000 citizens with technology resources and training each year.
Since Mexico is one of a few countries in the Americas with a thriving manufacturing industry, Samsung is hoping to introduce courses focused on the development of IoT applications.
HS Jo, President of Samsung Electronics Mexico, said that knowledge of virtual reality would make it easier for Mexicans to explore internet of things (IoT), which is expected to play a greater role in boosting industrial productivity in the years to come.
The South Korean firm previously attempted to strike an alliance with the government and has supplied over 1,000 different gadgets and educational materials to Mexican authorities.
Training centers have also been set up in places where it is harder for people to access technological resources.
Aimed at plugging the digital gap in the country, the initiative will teach the kind of technology that people need to be aware of to improve their daily life, whether it is about browsing information online or mobile banking.