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NIIT Launches Cutting-Edge Employability Programs in Nigeria
Announces 13th I.T. Scholarship in Nigeria to  reward meritorious students seeking global career in IT
Lagos, July 16, 2012: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, today announced the 13th NIIT Nigeria IT Scholarship 2012, an endeavor to reward meritorious students enrolling for training programs at NIIT. These students, post successful training will go on to join the fast emerging IT industry in Nigeria and become a part of global skilled IT Talent pool.
The Scholarship Test will be held on July 14, 2012 and the last date of application is July 13, 2012. With thrust on Employability of youth in the Nigerian IT industry the Scholarship will help students get skilled for a Global career through training in technology.
According to industry sources IT industry in Nigeria is estimated to be one of the fastest growing IT industries in the world. To meet the demand of trained manpower for this fast evolving IT industry, NIIT has designed and developed a range of Employability Programs - Rapid Employability, Industry Competitiveness and Career Builder programs.
Ajai Manohar Lal, Sr. Vice President, International Education Business, NIIT Ltd, said, “Over the years NIIT has played a key role in developing manpower for the fast growing IT industry in Nigeria. In an endeavour to give Nigerian youth an edge in the competitive global IT industry we have now introduced cutting edge employability programs in the country.”
The Rapid Employability Programs will be offered for duration of 99 days and the curriculum covers the most relevant technologies that are required to be productive at the workplace. The Programs have special modules called the “Work Simulations”.  These modules also simulate real life work situations and expose the learners to execute frequent work place tasks in a guided environment. The curriculum prepares the students for many Global IT Certification Examinations which help learners take these exams and acquire prestigious certificates to get an edge in the job market.
NIIT’s Industry Competitiveness Programs are the Fast Track Diploma Programs that enable the students to acquire the expertise needed to be the preferred choice of global employers. The program offers multiple specializations like Software Development, Device Management, Server
Management, Web Development and Mobile Development etc and Covers the latest and cutting edge technologies that are high in demand by Global Employers.
NIIT has also launched a series of Career Builder Programs that offer intensive 2 year Diplomas in IT and these diplomas can also be pursued conveniently along with the University Degree. These Long Term Diplomas are part of the prestigious Master Mind Series (MMS) and equip learns for multiple IT Job roles. NIIT offers the 2 Year Diplomas in the Master Mind Series (MMS) in 2 specialization tracks which is Software Engineering and Networking, and Infrastructure Management.
These programs will help create skill set required for career in one of the fastest growing IT industries. IT industry is generating a high demand for skilled professionals and provides some of the best career growth opportunities. Offering a wide range of specializations in different IT domains, these employability programs will enable the youth of Nigeria to opt for technology jobs anywhere in the world. Mapped to real job roles and many prestigious global certifications, the NIIT Employability programs are the best solution to realize the dream for a great career in the IT industry.
NIIT in Nigeria
NIIT, the leading Global Talent Development Corporation, established its presence in Nigeria by setting up an education centre in Ikeja, Lagos in 1999 and since then affirmed its support to prepare the youth in the country for lucrative IT careers. NIIT along with its partner has been working towards creating a skilled manpower pool for the global IT industry.
Since 1999 NIIT has been involved in creation of skilled ICT manpower and has launched several initiatives in the country. The Federal Ministry of Education (FME) in partnership with NIIT is providing a platform to enable the training in information communication technology (ICT) vocational skills and knowledge as a National Innovation Diploma approved by government.
With over 15,000 students enrolled in Nigeria, every year, NIIT is acknowledged as the undisputed leader in the country’s IT training and education segment, offering the latest IT programs mapped to the industry requirement and international vendor certifications. Today, NIIT leads the segment with a market share which is double the size of the No. 2 player in the Nigerian training market.
In Nigeria, NIIT provides IT education to individuals; offers customized training solutions for corporates; and has partnerships with leading universities and schools to cater to the IT learning needs of their students, through the NIIT Inside model.
NIIT has also received various awards and recognition in the country. NIIT was awarded ‘Leader in IT Education Award (West Africa) for the year 2008 and winners of Titans of Tech Nigeria Awards for ‘IT Training Company of the Year 2008’.
About NIIT
NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s premier IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top IT Training Company' award successively for the past 19 years, since the inception of this category.
NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT – GNIIT and Edgeineers, and Global Net Plus for IT professionals. The company has introduced “India’s first cloud campus”, through its new-age GNIIT program. This offers students a higher mobility as they can access courseware using Netbooks and data cards that connect seamlessly to NIIT’s Cloud Campus network.
NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions offers Managed Training Services including integrated learning solutions (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 Yuva Jyoti, a joint venture between NIIT and NSDC, offers vocational skills training programs to enhance employability of youth across India.
NIIT Imperia - Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Learning Programs in association with leading Business schools in India, KPMG, Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), using the synchronous learning platform.
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 Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-GENPACT venture, addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas.
NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 15,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT NGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms, Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School (Education Resource Planning software).
NIIT has been ranked among the ‘Top 25 Best Employers in India- 2011’ by Aon Hewitt and ‘Top 25 India’s Best Companies to Work for’ by Great Places to Work Institute. The company has also been voted the second most trusted education brand in India by Brand Equity- Nielsen Survey 2011.
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Prateek Chatterjee
Associate Vice President & Head Corporate Communications, NIIT Limited
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