Google has introduced a comprehensive training program for young professionals in India in alliance with NIIT Limited. The programme ‘Google Web Academy’ aims to bridge the digital skill gap in the country and help students and professionals capitalize on the emerging job market for the online industry. Under the initiative, NIIT will be Google’s first partner to offer specialised courses through its centres across the country.
Google will provide NIIT with its training curricula and certification standards to offer advanced training programs that are specially designed to create a pool of high quality Google qualified professionals and help young professionals to gain useful skills required in the job market for the online space. The programme will be initially offered in India, and subsequently launched in other parts of the emerging world.
Speaking about the launch Rajan Anandan, VP & Managing Director Google India, said, “As the Indian internet market continues to show robust growth, we believe a capacity building program to help young professionals gear up for the opportunity is the need of the hour. Google Web Academy is part of our initiative for emerging Internet economies and we’re very excited to launch this in India first. We’ve been working with NIIT to offer advanced online advertising program and we’re pleased to strengthen our association to offer world-leading training curriculum and certification standards to offer advanced training programs to professionals and students in India.”
Commenting on the launch of this initiative, Vijay Thadani, Chief Executive Officer, NIIT Limited said, “At NIIT, we have always taken the lead to address the need for professionally trained manpower for promising sectors, through cutting-edge IT training courses. Perceiving the need for digitally qualified professionals in today’s environment, we are pleased to further extend our association with Google to launch Google Web Academy in India. This pioneering initiative will introduce the latest technology to students and working professionals to help them carve a challenging career path in emerging internet economies.”
The courses offered by NIIT under the Google Web Academy program will include certification programs for online professionals covering topics like search engine marketing, optimizing online presence with web analytics; enhance business productivity with Google products and technologies. Subsequently, the program will also offers technical courses for IT professionals and developers covering topics like building new web and mobile applications using Google technologies, integration across Google products and 3rd party APIs, Web optimization — bandwidth & loading performance, Introduction to cloud computing, including web standards, System integrator — Google Apps for Business, including configuration, deployment and management and Performance tracking & monetization (Google Analytics, SEM).