NIIT collaborates with IBM for career education projects

NIIT has collaborated with IBM to offer experiential learning to early professionals ready to join the IT industry.

NIIT and IBM have collaborated to provide students with projects based on real-world requirements faced by organizations and are designed by IBM experts with vast experience in enterprise software development. The students will develop these projects based on the methodology as practiced by the industry today. As part of this collaboration, NIIT will train and enable the students at its centers, providing them with the required skills training and mentoring throughout the project duration. IBM experts will evaluate the completed projects and provide certificates to successful students.

For students, this collaboration presents an opportunity to gain from the tacit knowledge and experience of the best industry practitioners and helps them acquire industry-ready skills that will enhance their job prospects and give them the required edge in their career.

“We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with IBM through project offerings. Projects are crucial in providing real world experiential learning to young professionals to make them day one industry ready. This partnership with IBM is a continuation of NIIT's endeavor to give students an edge through industry relevant training” says Anuradha S Boxwala, Senior Vice President, NIIT Ltd. “With this collaboration, companies can now look forward to hiring talent with a blend of IT knowledge and best in industry practices.”

There are currently 3.4 lakh Engineering (IT) students in India. However, the lack of real world project exposure becomes an impediment for many of these students when they start their career. IT companies recruiting the talent are facing huge challenges as they have to spend considerable time and money to train the young talent pool.

“We are delighted to partner with NIIT on our Projects offering through Career Education program. As a part of the Education industry, NIIT understands the value addition of projects in the curriculum to enable young generations to be the workforce of tomorrow. Our Projects are designed with a vision to help students face the real world with confidence, a self belief that is essential for taking the first step towards a successful career” says Himanshu Goyal, Country Manager, IBM Career Education.

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