NIIT, an Indian multinational company in skills and talent development, launched its flagship training centre at Tongren Polytechnic College in China to develop next generation IT professionals in the field of big-data and analytics.
Earlier in April 2016, NIIT entered into a strategic agreement with Guizhou province to help the provincial government build global quality talent in IT services and big-data industry.
It is under this agreement the company had launched the centre at Tongren, the 3rd largest city in the Guizhou province.
NIIT, which deserves some credit for kickstarting the IT revolution in India, has in recent years started focusing on markets such as China and Africa as its growth in India slowed down.
The Tongren centre was inaugurated by Mr. Chen Yan, Mayor of Tongren City and Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd.
Tongren Polytechnic College is the foremost national level 12+3 education system college in the city. The flagship centre at the college is a part of public-private-partnership between Tongren municipal government and NIIT.
¨The centre which is spread across 5000sq ft with a capacity to enrol 250 students would train students to develop the next generation of data scientists and business analytics professionals for opportunities in the Big Data industry,¨ said the education institution.
“As part of the deal signed with Guizhou province to help develop high quality scalable human capacity building model that will accelerate the pace of new technology adoption & skilling in the province, NIIT has initiated its flagship centre at Tongren,” said Rahul Patwadhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd.
NIIT in China works through a model called the “NIIT Inside model”. Under this model NIIT programs are embedded in University/College IT curriculum. Students may undergo a 4-year Bachelor Degree program or a 3-year Associate Degree program post 12th grade in Information Technology.
“By setting the Flagship centre in Tongren, we are laying the foundation for the next phase of our growth in China and re-committing to create a talent pool armed with futuristic skill-sets aligned to the IT industry,” said Prakash Menon, President, Global Skills and Careers Group, NIIT Ltd.
NIIT, established in 1981, offers learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries.
NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe- Corporate Learning Group, Skills and Careers Group, and School Learning Group.