FIRST-EVER TECHNOLOGY PARTNER CONCLAVE IN GHANA
Technology Leaders to Empower Students for a Global Career in IT
Conclave Organized as part of NIIT’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations in
Accra, February 19,
Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT Trainer, organized
the first ever Technology Partner Conclave at National Theatre, Accra, as a part
of its 10th anniversary celebrations. The conclave was held to educate students
about the latest tools and technologies, career opportunities, and the need to
Skill up for a Global Career in IT.
The event saw
participation from approx. 1,500 students along-with representatives of leading
IT Companies, educational Institutions, Government and public at large. Hon’
Minister of Communication, Mr. Haruna Idrissu, Guest of Honour lauded NIIT’s
efforts in Ghana and asked other institutions to emulate it. He expressed hope
that India will continue to assist Ghana in its drive to become an ICT
superpower in the region.
Key note speakers
from Global IT leaders, namely - Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems
shared the platform provided by NIIT and discussed about the latest technology
offerings, current industry trends and the industry requirements for day one
ready professionals. The conclave focused on the need to train and skill up
students in order to meet industry standards and the role NIIT plays in making
students Industry ready.
Mr. Kapil Gupta,
Managing Director, NIIT Ghana welcomed the audience and promised
them day-long learning and entertainment. He praised Ghana for its conducive
environment for 10 eventful years of NIIT Ghana. He also informed that the new
state-of -art NIIT Centre will be operational soon in Tamale.
H.E. Mrs. Ruchi
Ghanshyam, Hon Indian High Commissioner praised the strong India-Ghana
Partnership and how ICT has changed the Indian economy. She mentioned many
projects in Ghana which were the result of India-Ghana
Mr. Ajai Lal, Senior Vice President,
International Education Business (IT), NIIT Ltd, said, “It has been our
constant endeavor at NIIT, to introduce programs which prepare students to take
on global assignments in IT. We have been involved in creating skilled ICT
manpower in Ghana for the last 10 years and together with our Technology
partners Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun, we remain committed to address the
rising global talent shortage in this space.”
During the Technology
Partner Conclave, NIIT offered 20% instant scholarship on major technology
offerings and gave numerous rewards to the attendees in the raffle draw which
was well received. NIIT has become a household name in quality IT education in
Ghana since its inception, and has trained over 35,000 students in the country
till date. NIIT Ghana 10th anniversary will be celebrated throughout
the country with Scholarships and Seminars.
NIIT, the leading
Global Talent Development Corporation, established its presence in Ghana by
partnering with i2000 Ltd. on November 25, 1999. Since then NIIT has affirmed
its support to prepare the youth in the country for lucrative IT careers. NIIT
along with its partner has been working towards creating a skilled manpower pool
for the global IT industry.
To this end, NIIT has
recently signed agreements Global IT giants like Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle and
Sun Microsystems to design and develop courses with latest technology for its
students in Ghana.
six centres in
Ghana and another
planned in Tamale in the next 2 months, NIIT is acknowledged as the
undisputed leader in the country’s IT training and education segment, offering
the latest IT programs mapped to the industry requirement and international
vendor certifications. Over last 10 years NIIT has trained more than 35,000
students in the country.
NIIT Centres are accredited by National Accreditation Board and has been the
recipient of Ashanti Excellence (Gold) Award for the last 5 years, an
achievement unmatched by any other IT school in Ghana. The company has
also been recognized as a worthy investor among Ghana’s top 100 companies by
Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) twice in a row.
NIIT has in place,
various scholarship schemes in Ghana to make IT Education affordable. Schemes
such as NIIT Ghana Annual Scholarship, USD50,000 Scholarship at Ghana@50, Dada
Vaswani Annual Educational Scholarships etc have benefited many meritorious
Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT
trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions to over 5 million students
across 40 countries.
magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award
successively for the past 17 years, since the inception of this category. Rated
among India’s Business Superbrands 2008.
NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed
programs for students seeking careers in IT like Master Mind Series
provided computer-based learning to over 12,000 government and private schools.
The futuristic NIIT eGURU range for schools is a holistic education package that
comprises of Interactive Classrooms (an embedded Teaching Learning Material,
that uses elements of interactivity, automation and web links library); Math lab
(technology tools that enable school students to learn and explore mathematical
concepts); IT Wizard (equips the students with core computer knowledge and IT
skills); and Quick School (an Education Resource Planning solution for school
professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive
Management Education Programs in association with Indian Institutes of
Management (IIMs) at Ahmadabad, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad, IIFT
Delhi and IMI Delhi.
Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity
participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in
Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.
Uniqua, Centre for Process Excellence, addresses the increasing demand for
skilled workers in the business and technology services industry by providing
training programs in relevant areas. This is a part of NIIT Institute of Process
Excellence, a NIIT-Genpact venture.
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