NIIT Expands Europe Presence with Norway Office
New Delhi (India)/ Atlanta (US), December 18, 2015: Strengthening its operations in key international markets including Europe and North America, NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development announced the establishment of a new facility in Bergen, Norway to expand near-shore multi-lingual delivery capability and further invest in the rapid growth of its business in Europe.
NIIT's Norway office was inaugurated recently in Bergen, Norway. With the establishment of this office, NIIT will be able to work more closely with its Scandinavian customers with onsite administrative support and real-time delivery. Speaking on the occasion, Devenderjit Chadha, Senior VP Learning Delivery at NIIT Ltd. said, "Norway is an important location for us since it enables us to co-locate and be in closer proximity to our customers in the Nordic region. As a national center for higher education and finance, Bergen is a city of choice for us. With the establishment of this office in Bergen, we are reaffirming our commitment to not just our customers headquartered in Scandinavian countries but also across Europe."
NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. It now has three established centers in Europe – Dublin, Bergen, and London with a diverse mix of pan-European staff from the UK, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands, Romania, and Germany. NIIT provides localization and multi-lingual delivery capability in 25 languages including major European languages like French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian and Russian. NIIT's European workforce is comprised of experienced and expert instructional design professionals, instructors with specialized and domain-specific skillsets, learning administrators, learning technology professionals, consultants, and strategic sourcing experts.
In Europe, NIIT services over 30 clients, with 13 of them being part of the Fortune Global 500 list. NIIT's new European facilities have been jumpstarted with an order book from these existing clients in the oil and gas, energy, financial services, pharmaceutical, technology, telecom, logistics, and life sciences sectors.
Speaking on NIIT's expanding Europe footprint, Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd said, "NIIT understands the criticality of being 'glocal', by leveraging local capability and blending it with offshore capability in the right mix to ensure superior services are delivered to our discerning European clients who demand very high quality and reliability of services, and insist on enhanced cultural and language skills in their global strategic managed training services partner."
Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe- Corporate Learning Group, Skills and Careers Group, and School Learning Group.
NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The comprehensive suite of Managed Training Services includes Custom Curriculum Design and Content Development, Learning Administration, Learning Delivery, Strategic Sourcing, Learning Technology, and Advisory Services. With a team of some of the world's finest learning professionals, NIIT is dedicated to helping customers increase the business value of learning and development (L&D). Built on the sound principles of 'Running Training like a Business', NIIT's Managed Training Services and best-in-class training processes enable customers to align business goals with L&D, reduce costs, realise measurable value, benefit from rock-solid operations, and increase business impact.
NIIT's Skills and Careers Group (SNC) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT. These programs are delivered through a hybrid combination of the 'Cloud Campus' online platform, satellite-based 'Synchronous Learning Technology' and a physical network of hundreds of learning centers in India, China, and select markets in Asia & Africa. The flagship multi-disciplinary course offerings include the industry-endorsed RevGNIIT program and a set of Post Graduate Programs for students from different streams, apart from a wide range of specialist short duration programs.
To further strengthen its SNC portfolio in India, NIIT has tied up with industry majors like ICICI Bank for NIIT Institute of Finance Banking Insurance& Training Limited, IFBI; leading business schools in India for NIIT Imperia; Genpact for NIIT Uniqua; and a joint venture with NSDC for NIIT YuvaJyoti Limited. Besides this, for the China market, NIIT has tied up with governments and software parks in Guian, Chongqing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Changzhou, Zhangjiagang, Haikou and Dafeng, for state-of-the-art public-private partnership centres.
As NIIT's wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), is providing technology based learning to around 2,000 private schools across India, reaching out to more than a million students. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software.
As the Most Trusted Brand in India for 3rd year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2015), NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past seven consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT YuvaJyoti Ltd was recognized as the Best Vocational Education and Skill Development initiative at the World Education Summit, 2014.
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