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ATLANTA, Georgia - June 1, 2010 - NIIT, a global leader in learning and talent development, today announced that it is exhibiting at the Career College Association's Annual Conference and Exposition again. The conference, with the theme "Winning Hand…Education, Jobs and a Globally Competitive Workforce" runs from Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11 at the Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas.
 
The featured speaker at the conference will be President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States. His speech, "Embracing our Common Humanity" will take place Friday, June 11 at 12:30pm during the General Session and Awards Lunch.
 
"We are pleased and proud to continue our participation in this important conference," said Sapnesh Lalla, President and Business Unit Head of NIIT. "What we are doing collectively as part of CCA is more important than ever - to train and develop workers around the world as key assets and a source of competitive advantage for the companies where they are employed."
 
NIIT itself began as a training campus, and today provides universities with a host of offerings, including program development, virtual labs, learning technologies and student retention programs. Program development is an increasingly important area for universities, particularly with many students returning to college in order to make themselves more marketable to employers, and/or to stay competitive by acquiring new skills. NIIT's program development offering is a systematic process for the planning, implementation and evaluation of a client's educational programs. The process can be applied on a small scale to an individual course offering, or on a larger scale to a university's entire course catalog. The process can help a university evaluate and optimize its courses for the most efficient use of organizational resources. 
Additionally, NIIT will be showcasing its innovative virtual lab solution during the 3 day event. Virtual labs allow higher education institutions to provide their students with a laboratory environment without assuming the infrastructure costs and without putting its own systems, software and hardware at risk. The result of such training is graduates who have real-life, hands-on experience they will use in their future careers.
The Career College Association, of which NIIT is a member, is a voluntary membership organization of accredited, private, postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. CCA has over 1,400 members that educate and support almost two million students each year for employment in over 200 occupational fields. These schools and colleges graduate approximately one-half of the technically trained workers who enter the U.S. workforce each year and also provide retraining for displaced workers and skills-upgrading for a wide variety of public and private employers. For more information about Career College Association, see www.career.org.
 
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2010-06-07