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NIIT partners Government of Wuxi, China to develop IT talent
Bangalore, February 19, 2008: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest trainer has entered into an agreement with Wuxi Government, China to set up IT training centres and offer training programs in the Chinese city, Wuxi. As part of the agreement, NIIT will work closely with the Wuxi Government to develop human capital for the emerging IT industry, in the region.
A Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed in the presence of Mr. Yang Weize, Party General Secretary, Wuxi China and Mr. G. Raghavan, President-Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT at the “Wuxi—Bangalore Business Seminar on Service Cooperation”, here today. A senior delegation comprising of business leaders and government officials from Wuxi, Peoples Republic of China are visiting the country to develop bilateral relations with Indian counterparts.
During the seminar, the Wuxi Municipal Government also announced the appointment of NIIT’s G Raghavan as ‘Chief Consultant’ for Wuxi City. In this prestigious role, Mr. Raghavan will work closely with the local government to help them identify and build the requisite IT infrastructure that will foster talent pool in the region.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Yang Weize, Party General Secretary, Wuxi China said, “We are committed to develop Wuxi as the leading outsourcing centre in China. We are delighted to find a partner like NIIT to support us in this mission. NIIT’s long presence in China and their pioneering experience in India will help us in developing a large pool of IT human resources in Wuxi”.
According to Mr. G Raghavan, President-Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT “Our tie-up with Wuxi Government is a significant enhancement of NIIT’s decade long commitment to develop IT talent in the fast growing Chinese market.
I am honored by the faith reposed by this appointment. It is indeed an acknowledgement of NIIT’s global experience and its applicability in China in the field of IT talent development.”
NIIT has also signed another MoU with Wuxi New District in Mumbai recently, with similar objectives for the district.
Through these alliances, NIIT will set up IT training centres and offer its industry recognized training programs, while the Wuxi Government will provide necessary support for enabling preferential policies at national, provincial and municipal levels.
The IT training market in China is expected to grow at 24 per cent CAGR, in the next two years and looking at China’s goals in the IT outsourcing industry alone, there is a need to create about 5 million software engineers by 2015.
For nearly a decade now, NIIT has been involved in creation of skilled IT manpower pool for the upcoming Chinese IT services industry. NIIT has partnerships with 129 Universities and Colleges in China, where it offers its industry acclaimed IT training programs through the ‘NIIT Inside’ model.
Recently, NIIT was rated as the “The Most Influential Training Organization” by students from all national Universities in China, and also won the award for offering the “Best Placement Oriented Curriculum Design” in Chinese Colleges and Universities, in an online and mobile phone survey conducted by—the widely popular website in China; China Campus—an Education publication from Ministry of Education; and China Youth Online. 
About NIIT
NIIT, Asia’s No. 1 trainer and leading Global Talent Development Corporation, offers learning and knowledge solutions to 5 million students across 32 countries.
Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the Top IT Training Company Award 2007. Rated among India’s Superbrands (2003-05), NIIT’s Individual Learning Business 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), formed with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs to develop talent for the banking industry.
NIIT offers turnkey IT integration program for schools. NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 5000 government and private schools.
NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions, 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.
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NIIT together with Element K is now the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.
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