The co-designed programs by QAI and IBM Career Education will be offered on campus across India, as a blended learning program supported by world class courseware and internationally certified faculty members.
QAI (www.qaiglobal.com), a consulting and workforce development organization has announced that it is working with IBM's Career Education to help create skilled workforce in Software Testing.
The co-designed programs by QAI and IBM Career Education will be offered on campus across India, as a blended learning program supported by world class courseware and internationally certified faculty members. The co-branded Certificate and Diploma Programs in Software Testing are aimed at offering a cost-effective skill-building program to students that aligns with industry needs and also encourages adoption by academia. Both Diploma and Certificate courses will be offered, accompanied by real world projects.
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 edge in their career.
Announcing the new programs, Mr. Navyug Mohnot, CEO, QAI said, “QAI has been at the forefront of addressing operational excellence and workforce development across the globe in various business critical skill domains through a portfolio of certifications, training processes and assessments. Software Testing is a critical area of expertise for QAI and is one of our key thrust areas to address the employability requirements of the IT & ITES industry. QAI in association with IBM endeavors to benefit not only the student, institutions and workforce community, but also intends to add value to the IT & ITES industry at large.”
Commenting on this collaboration, Mr. Himanshu Goyal, Country Manager, IBM Career Education said, “We are very happy to work with QAI, addressing the education and needs of information technology across organization, under IBM's adaptive Career Education program. The Career Education Program is aimed at dissolving the traditional boundaries between academic levels, education providers, and economic development initiatives to provide a single system for life-long learning, skills development, career and workforce training. Through this program we are enabling the young generation to be the workforce of tomorrow.”
As per recent NASSCOM estimates, only 25% of the technical graduates and approximately 15% of other graduates are considered employable by the rapidly growing IT and ITES industry. NASSCOM predicted that India's IT sector would be facing a shortfall of half a million professionals as on last year. Over the years, there has been a widening demand-supply gap for the appropriately skilled, ready to deploy workforce in India. The Indian market itself requires 35,000 testers approximately to bridge the gap which is projected to increase to almost 1, 65,000 in the year 2013.