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NIIT partners with Government of Karnataka to bring e-Learning to the doorsteps of young under-graduates in the State
- Ties up with- Department of Social Welfare (DSW), Karnataka Vocational Training & Skill Development Corporation Ltd. (KVTSD) and Department of Employment and Training (DET) -under Government of Karnataka, to accelerate skill development for youth in the State
Shimoga, Karnataka, October 3, 2009: NIIT today announced a partnership with Government of Karnataka (Department of Social Welfare (DSW), Karnataka Vocational Training & Skill Development Corporation Ltd. (KVSTDC) & Department of Employment and Training (DET)) to provide eLearning to young under-graduates residing in the hostels of the Department of Social Welfare. Under this unique agreement NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s No.1 IT Trainer, will setup E-learning labs to the hostel inmates, thus enabling skill development of the youth at the doorstep of the Government Hostels.
NIIT will be offering a large catalogue of E-Learning packages on categories including Soft Skills and Basic IT Skills, Sales Courses, Customer Service Courses, Desk Top Publishing Courses, Computer Networking Courses and Web Designing Courses.  With this partnership NIIT E-Learning packages could be accessible to youth residing in over 300 hostels in a phased manner as targeted by DSW, KVSTDC & DET for this year.
DSW’s vision of implementing welfare schemes for people of Karnataka, especially youth and KVSTDC’s objective of skill enhancement of all under graduates & graduates compliments NIIT’s vision of making technology easy and accessible to everybody. Backed by NIIT’s best in class course content the training solution promises to offers youth with complete set of skills required by them to build a successful career.
Mr Ashish Basu, President, New Business Incubation, NIIT Ltd, said, “Skill development through eLearning will become a significant growth driver in the future. At NIIT we help our users achieve their full potential through customized e-Learning tools with direct internet interface. We look forward to our tie up with Government of Karnataka to facilitate easy adoption of skills required towards meeting the needs of the youth.”
The vision of this project is to enable the students in the Government hostels to use their free time to enhance their skill sets by acquiring some of the soft skills and life skills that are required in most job areas, and in the process providing the latest learning technologies at the student’s door-step. As a result of their enhanced skill level increase the employability of the students and make them market ready to compete for employment opportunities. Additionally, students will get an opportunity to complete a primer course on some of the MES modules across skills. The primer courses will help a student develop their interest in the skill area. This Vision will be achieved by the Synergy of DSW, KVT&SDC & NIIT expertise.
The other objectives outlined under this partnership include optimizing use of Government infrastructure (Hostels), providing training/technology at the students doorstep, hence minimizing overheads such as commute time, providing ease of accessibility to latest learning technology, providing learning infrastructure 24 X7, providing self paced learning to help the students learn at ease and their convenience, exposing students to a knowledge base beyond the academic one, making students market ready to compete with their counterparts in private colleges and providing a certification by KVT&SDC post completion of training.
The program will be delivered via technology in a self-study mode. Students will be given a window of approximately 12 weeks to complete the program. The self study will be enabled via eLearning modules that are locally installed and tracked via a Learning Management System.
About Department of Social Welfare (DSW)
The Department of Social Welfare, Government of Karnataka is the apex body for facilitating and implementing the various schemes for the welfare of Karnataka people, specially the youth and improvising and empowering them with various technical and other employable skills.
About Karnataka Vocational Training & Skill Development Corporation (KVT& SDC)
KVT&SDC, focuses on skill enhancement of all under-graduates & Graduates, youths across Karnataka. They take training and technology to students’ door-step to bridge the skill gap and make the private and public corporate look at these youths for their job requirements. The ultimate goal for KVT&SDC is to make campus recruitments happen at Government hostels and colleges.
About NIIT
NIIT 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.
Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 15 years, since the inception of this category. Rated among India’s Business Super brands 2008, NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT - GNIIT, Edgeineers and Globalnet+ for IT professionals.
NIIT has 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 Management).
For working professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Management Education Programs in association with Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Ahmedabad, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad and IIFT Delhi.
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporate in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.
NIIT 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.
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.
NIIT delivers a tailored combination of catalog learning products, technology and services through Element K offerings. These include: lab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and Knowledge Hub™: hosted learning management platform. This makes NIIT the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.
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