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NIIT signs International Cooperation General Agreement with S.E.N.A to develop Human Capital in Colombia

Agreement to provide IT, ITeS and English and Professional Life Skills training

New Delhi/Bogota (Colombia), January 27, 2010: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, and Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA), Colombia’s leading technical education institute, have signed an International Cooperation General Agreement to provide IT, ITeS and English and Professional Life Skills training to the people of Colombia.
The agreement was signed on January 19, 2010 at Bogota in the presence of Minister of State for External Affairs India, Dr Shashi Tharoor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Colombia, Dr Jaime Bermudez Merizalde, Mrs Julia Gutierrez De Pineres, Director of Promotion, Corporate & International Relations, SENA and Mr. Ajai Lal, Senior Vice President, International Education Business, NIIT at the Ministry of External relations office, Palacio San Carlos, Cancilleria.
NIIT was part of the delegation lead by Dr. Tharoor, at the invitation of Dr Bermudez, as a culmination of the celebration of 50 years of establishment of bilateral relations between India and Colombia, on January 19, 1959.
Under this International Cooperation General Agreement- NIIT and SENA  have mutually agreed to collaborate for procurement of content for BPO courses and training, procurement of content for English Language training courses and training,  and ‘Train the Trainer’ for BPO courses.
During the visit, Dr. Tharoor expressed hope that signing of the International Cooperation Agreement between NIIT and SENA will strengthen cooperation in Information, Communication and Technology sectors and help in capacity building and talent development in Colombia for mutual benefit.
The International Cooperation General Agreement marks a long term commitment on part of NIIT and SENA to jointly develop human capacity in Colombia. This will be followed by closer association in the near future, wherein NIIT will provide SENA Training on various IT Applications, Soft Skill Training, access to E-Learning, and launch its India Education Program.  SENA on its part will contribute its professional expertise to every sub-sector, its capacity and physical framework in classrooms, training centers, training laboratories and workshops in Colombia.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ajai Manohar Lal, Sr. Vice President, International Education Business, NIIT Limited remarked, “NIIT’s International Cooperation General Agreement with SENA is in line with our vision of developing talent to meet global needs. We look forward towards combining our strengths to offer the best training in the field of IT, ITeS and English and Professional Life Skills to the people of Colombia.”
Mrs Julia Gutierrez De Pineres, Director of Promotion, Corporate & International Relations, SENA said “NIIT has been doing an admirable job in imparting high-class IT education and we are pleased to enter into an International Cooperation General Agreement with them for developing human capacity in Colombia. We are confident that the collaboration will help enhance the level of our educational offerings for the students.”

NIIT and SENA have entered into an International Cooperation General Agreement with an objective to:

  • Establish the framework to develop international cooperation
  • Contribute to the promotion and development of human talent for Colombia
  • Establish a strategic long term knowledge alliance which creates and promotes development of technology transfer.
About SENA
Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA) was established on 21 of June, 1957 to provide technical and professional education to the people of Colombia.
SENA, a public institution providing free education and professional training to millions of people, is the leading technical education institute in the country having extended its services to all regions in Colombia. Currently, it comprises the general direction, 33 regional offices, 115 professional training centers, and 45 mobile stations. From August 2003, SENA also offers virtual learning courses which allow it to reach further, and from 2004, it has started using its professional training centers round the clock, thereby increasing its scope by giving training to more than 3.5 million people during 2008.
SENA has established cooperation agreements with reputed Universities, Technical and Technological Institutions in Mexico, Spain, France, Germany, Australia and some other Latin American countries, in order to meet international standards of education.
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 17 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 - GNIIT, Edgeineers and Global Net Plus 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, IIFT Delhi and IMI 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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