NIIT Offers Big Data Training To IT Pros In China

by CXOtoday News Desk    Jan 13, 2015

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IT skill development and training company NIIT has entered into an agreement to offer programs in digtal technologies, with Guian New Area in the Guizhou province of China. The key focus will be on big data analytics, the company said in a statement.

The agreement was signed by NIIT’s CEO-designate Rahul Keshav Patwardhan during his recent visit to China and Ma Chang Qing, head of the Guizhou Guian New District. “At NIIT, we are committed to supporting China in its human capacity building initiative. It gives us great pleasure to join hands with Guian New Area to further open and accelerate new-age career opportunities like Big Data” he said in the statement.

Patwardhan added that NIIT was the first Indian IT training company to establish presence in China in the late 1990s with a vision to create a manpower pool, to empower the software industry in the country.

Under this agreement, NIIT will offer programs in big data as Guian has been identified by the Chinese government as the national centre for the Big Data industry. The area is estimated to have around 50,000 trained students over the next five years. Therefore Qin Ru Pei, vice governor of Guizhou sees a huge role NIIT can play a key role as the training partner.

Apart from big data technologies training, NIIT will offer wide range of cutting-edge IT skills training across various fields. Currently, there are over 10,000 students studying in the New University Town campus which is likely to grow to nearly 25,000 over the next few years. Hence, there exists a potential to train a large number of students,” the statement quoted him as saying.

“NIIT will help support the vision of the Guizhou government and would train these students to develop the next generation of data scientists and business analytics professionals for opportunities in the big data industry,” it added.

NIIT had set up its office in China in 1997. Over the years, it has trained IT professionals for China’s software outsourcing industry. With the support of its partners and institutions, it has trained more than 150,000 students in the country. Currently, NIIT curriculum is embedded into both these programmes across multiple universities and colleges in China.

Headquartered in Gurgaon, India, the company offers learning and knowledge solutions to businesses in IT/ITeS, BFSI, executive management, communication and professional life skills, and vocational skills training.

The company strives to bring innovative training services for professionals. Only a few months before, it had partnered with Microsoft to train and mentor women IT professionals. Recently, Microsoft announced its plans to train and mentor one million women students, women IT professionals and women entrepreneurs in the next 12 months in India.