IIT and Sun Microsystems alliance for skill training in Africa

Sun Microsystems has announced a partnership with Asia's leading technology training provider NIIT that will support
the development of talent in Africa.

Skills have been highlighted as a major area of focus for development by African governments.The programmes will include Sun Learning Services training material around Solaris and Java integrated into the curricula for students.

The roll out will initially occur at 30 training centres in Nigeria, targeting several thousand students with the aim to get them to Sun certifications level.The first scholarship programme in Nigeria saw a huge response where 70 000 applicants participated. NIIT's global alliance with Sun has enabled its courses and the latest curriculum in Sun's technologies to thousands of Nigerian students through our NIIT centers located across the length and breadth of this vast African continent.

The partnerships will be part of a successful talent transformation in the region as the two global leaders combine forces to deliver quality training to students to meet the demand for skilled force in Africa.

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