Indian technicians dial into careers fixing China phones


‘Made in China’ smartphones may have taken the world by storm, but it is ‘trained in India’ technicians who are ensuring that users get more bang for their buck — by repairing the most expensive of mobiles across the world.

With greater demand for mobile phone technicians, institutes in India are not only training students to work with mobile manufacturers and at service centres but also helping them set up repair shops abroad.

Unnikrishnan Kinanoor, Executive Director at Britco and Bridco, one of India’s oldest mobile repair training institutes, which was set up in 1998, says: “With mobile sales growing across the globe, quality manpower is required to service the sophisticated devices. India’s biggest strength is manpower and, with the right training, they can work anywhere in the world.”

The Kerala-headquartered institute now has nine centres in India, besides branches in Australia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Somaliland. Its students work with leading OEMs such as Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Micromax, Flextronics, TVS Electronics and Lava.

In 2017, 350 Britco students went abroad either through placement or on their own to start businesses. In 2016, that number was over 300. “Most students prefer the Gulf countries where even freshers earn over ?40,000 a month,” Kinanoor adds. Professionals with two years’ experience earn up to ?1.25 lakh a month.....Read more

 

Source web page:Hindu Business Line


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