Siemens Scholarship Program, a flagship program of corporate citizenship at Siemens India, inducted another 150 meritorious engineering students from economically disadvantaged families. Based on the German model of Dual Education, the program moulds youth to become industry ready. In its fifth year, the program has 435 scholars from 49 Government engineering colleges across 22 states in India.
Siemens Scholarship Program Focus
According to the company the program focuses on skill development, particularly for those who do not have the same opportunities as many of us do. The Siemens Scholarship Program has been successful in producing and placing industry-ready technicians and engineers, which is helping fill the skill gap.
Siemens Scholars who have graduated from this program have become role models in their communities, motivating many to take up engineering as a career. The program develops employability skills and exposes the students to soft skills and the current requirements of the industry. Under its holistic development initiative, Siemens provides functional and technical training apart from financial support in the form of tuition fees and education allowances. Selection is made after a stringent selection process and the candidates are supported throughout the four years of graduation.
Keywords: Siemens India, Scholarship Program, Skill Development, ARC Advisory Group.