NIIT expands presence in China, signs two deals

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NIIT has entered into two strategic agreements in China to develop a pool of next generation IT professionals in big data and analytics, a company statement said here on Thursday.

The two strategic agreements in China are with Guiyang Municipal Government and Guizhou Professional College of Electronics in Gui’An New District. Through these partnerships NIIT aims to develop the human capital in line with China’s vision to promote Guizhou province as the hub of big data industry in China and the world, it said.

NIIT first established its presence in China in 1997.

Under the agreement with Guiyang Municipal government, NIIT will establish a training base in public-private partnership model with Guiyang government to conduct IT and big data training for university graduates, working professionals and government employees in Guizhou province.

Additionally, NIIT and the Guiyang government will establish a Big Data Talent Research Center in Guiyang to enhance innovation and research for scalable talent development methods for IT and big data in China.

“With our keen understanding of the changing skills requirement of the industry, NIIT is committed to support China in its human capacity building initiative. By entering into partnerships with Guizhou Electronics College in Gui’An New District and Guiyang Municipal Government we reiterate our commitment to create a talent pool armed with futuristic skill-sets aligned to the requirements of the IT industry,” said Rahul Patwardhan, chief executive, NIIT.