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‘NIIT Inside’ Malaysian ITI

‘NIIT Inside’ Malaysian ITI
NIIT signs MoU with Ministry of Human Resources, Government of Malaysia to embed its IT training programs in the ITI curriculum
 

Nibong Tebal, Penang/ New Delhi, July 26, 2007: NIIT, Asia’s No. 1 training company has partnered with the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of Malaysia to foster skilled IT manpower in the country. As part of the understanding, NIIT will implement its ‘NIIT Inside’ model in Arumugam Pillai Industrial Training Institute (APITI), under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of Malaysia.
 
An MoU to this effect was signed between En. Romli Bin Hj Hassan, Director General, Jabatan Tenaga Manusia  and Mr. G. Raghavan, President, Global Individual Learning Business, NIIT, in Pulau Pinang, today. Dato’ Thomas George, Secretary General, Ministry of Human Resources and Dato’ S. Sothinathan, Vice President of Malaysian Indian Congress & Deputy Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Govt. of Malaysia were among the other dignitaries who witnessed the MoU signing ceremony in the Malaysian city.

                                                                                            
According to Dato’ Thomas George, Secretary General, Ministry of Human Resources, “Human talent development is key to our mission of achieving the status of a developed nation. Having global partners such as NIIT to train our people will help us create a new breed of professionals and contribute significantly towards the development of IT related industry”.
 
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. G. Raghavan, President of NIIT’s Global Individual Learning Business said, “We are honoured to partner with Govt. of Malaysia in its mission of developing skilled manpower. This MoU recognizes the relevance of NIIT’s curricula and opens the door for thousands of students in Malaysia's ITIs to get globally-relevant ICT skills.”
 
Under the ‘NIIT Inside’ model, the training major will embed its cutting edge industry acclaimed IT training programs in APITI’s curriculum. Through this partnership, NIIT and Industrial Training Institutes (it is) will jointly work towards creating a complete academic framework for attracting and creating a large base of skilled manpower in Information Technology in the country.
The current initiative will further enhance NIIT’s leadership position in the Asian IT training industry. The partnership with Malaysian Government follows close on the heels of the announcement of its expansion plans in Vietnam.
 
NIIT was the first Indian IT training company to start operations in China and is today the most recognized Indian training brand in the ‘Land of Dragon’.
 
For over a decade, the Indian IT training pioneer, NIIT has played a significant role in placing India’s software and services sector on the international map and given the country an edge in this domain by helping build globally relevant, industry-oriented, high-on-expertise talent.
 
About Arumugam Pillai Industrial Training Institute
APITI is one of the 28 institutions under the Manpower Development Department, Government of Malaysia. The institute started operations in 2005 and has trained more than 200 students in the field of networking technology. The institution conducts skills’ related programs such as Printing Technology, Electrical Wiring, Networking Technology and Multimedia Interactive rewarding students with ‘Malaysian Skill Certificates’ and ‘Diplomas’. With state-of-the-art facilities, the institution is expanding by training more local human resources to cater for the local and international market. At present, nearly 350 students have enrolled for relevant courses.
 
About NIIT
NIIT, Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions in 32 countries. NIIT together with ElementK is now the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.
 
Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the Top IT Training Company Award 2005-06. Rated among India’s Superbrands (2003-05), NIIT’s offerings include: Industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT –GNIIT, Integrated ANIIT for Engineers (IAE) and Advanced Technology Programs for IT professionals.
 
For working professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning offers Executive Management Education Programmes in association with Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Ahmedabad, Indore and Kolkata.
 
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs in banking.
 
NIIT’s Corporate Solutions Business, offers integrated learning solutions (including strategic consulting, learning design, content development, delivery, technology, assessment and learning management) to Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Technology companies, Training corporations and Publishing houses.
 
NIIT offers turnkey IT integration program for schools. NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 5000 government and private schools.
 
For media queries, please contact:
Prateek Chatterjee, NIIT Limited, Ph: +91 124 4293041; prateek.chatterjee@niit.com Or
Shivanjali Singh, NIIT Limited, Ph: +91 124 4293044; shivanjali.singh@niit.com
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