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Google, NIIT launch Web Academy to bridge the digital skill gap in India

Google, in collaboration with NIIT, has
introduced a training initiative for young professionals in India, to be called
Google Web Academy. It aims to bridge the digital skill gap in the country and
help students and professionals capitalise on the emerging job mark for the
online industry. Under the initiative, NIIT will offer specialised courses
through its centres across the country.

Google, in collaboration with NIIT, has
introduced a training initiative for young professionals in India, to be called
Google Web Academy. It aims to bridge the digital skill gap in the country and
help students and professionals capitalise on the emerging job mark for the
online industry. Under the initiative, NIIT will offer specialised courses
through its centres across the country.

The program will also offers technical
courses for IT professionals and developers covering topics like building new
web and mobile applications using Google technologies, integration across
Google products, web optimisation and introduction to cloud computing, among
others.

Google will provide NIIT with its training
curricula and certification standards to offer advanced training programs that
are specially designed to create a pool of highly qualified professionals and
help young professionals to gain useful skills required in the job market for
the online space. The program will be initially offered in India, and
subsequently launched in other parts of the emerging world.

“As the Indian internet market
continues to show robust growth, we believe a capacity building program to help
young professionals gear up for the opportunity is the need of the hour,” Rajan
Anandan, VP and Managing Director, Google India, said, adding, “Google Web
Academy is part of our initiative for emerging Internet economies.”

Vijay Thadani, Chief Executive Officer, NIIT
said, β€œThe courses offered by NIIT under the Google Web Academy program will
include certification programs for online professionals covering topics like
search engine marketing, optimising online presence with web analytics and
enhance business productivity with Google products and technologies.”

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