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 Partners with CISCO to ‘Skill Up’ Malaysia


-         Brings together Technology Giants to Empower Students for a Global Career in IT

Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur/ New Delhi, March 25, 2010: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT Trainer, has launched specialized training programs in partnership with CISCO to develop human capital in Malaysia. This was announced at the first ever Technology Partner Conclave held recently. The Conclave was jointly organized by the Institute of Professional Development, Open University Malaysia as a part of ‘SKILL UP’ – Malaysia campaign to build a task force of skilled IT professionals across various sectors.

Technology leaders participating in the conclave discussed about the current industry trends and requirements where every company wants day one ready professionals and how this is leading to a rise in demand for Industry-ready IT professionals. The conclave focused on the need to train and skill up students in order to meet the industry standards.

At the Conclave, NIIT unveiled customized products with its technology partner CISCO, for the Malaysian market. NIIT’s other technology partners and IT giants like Microsoft and Sun Microsystems also participated in the conclave. The conclave aimed to educate students and build awareness about latest tools and technologies, careers in IT and the need to skill up.

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. With an aim to give Malaysian youth an edge in the highly competitive IT industry that seeks day-one ready manpower, we have launched “SKILL UP Malaysia” Campaign this year. These trained youngsters’ will not only acquire a promising future for them, but also put Malaysia on the global IT map. ”


About NIIT Malaysia

For over a decade, the Indian IT training pioneer and a leading Global Talent Development Corporation, in association with its local players has played a significant role in placing Malaysia’s software and services sector on the international map.


NIIT Malaysia started operation on 14 July 1997 and has made a considerable contribution towards ICT education in Malaysia since its MoU with the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of Malaysia to foster IT skilled manpower development in the country since 2007.  NIIT has trained over 8000 students over the last decade which has helped Malaysia get an edge in the IT sector.


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 Superbrands 2008, NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT like Master Mind Series (MMS).


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 corporates 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: vLab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and KnowledgeHub™: hosted learning management platform. This makes NIIT the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.

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