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NIIT strengthens presence in Myanmar

Updated: Sep 30, 2016 16:24 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 30 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, has strengthen edits presence in Myanmar by introducing pioneering programs in Digital Transformation.

The company will now offer futuristic programs like DigiNxt MMS, Big Data, Java Enterprises Apps with Dev Ops and Digital Marketing. Rahul Patwardhan CEO, NIIT Ltd who is currently visiting Myanmar unveiled NIIT's flagship training centre and dedicated it to the youth of the nation to empower them for exciting global opportunities.

Information technology has changed the way people work and the next ten years will be about transforming the businesses across all industry sectors. According to industry experts, digitally transformed organizations are 26 percent more profitable than their industry competitors.

Global Spending on digital transformation technologies is expected to cross USD 2.1 Billion by 2019. By 2018, 35 percent of IT resources will be spent to support the creation of new digital revenue streams, and by 2020 almost 50 percent of IT budgets will be tied to digital transformation initiatives. All of these indicate that Digital Transformation (DT) is going to drive the next phase of growth in the IT Industry. The process has already begun and is rapidly accelerating, with both IT companies as well as IT departments of large corporations scrambling to address the acute shortage of skills.

Speaking on this significant occasion Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd remarked, "NIIT has pioneered the category of IT training with a vision to create a manpower pool globally, to empower the IT industry. We remain committed towards developing a workforce armed with futuristic skill-sets, aligned to the industry needs by introducing cutting-edge programs in Digital Transformation. To this end, we are now looking forward to building our next phase of growth in Myanmar."

Over the past 35 years, NIIT has played a significant role in training students with its worldwide presence in 40 countries. It has played a pioneering role in providing necessary skills to the youth, desirous of building great careers. With the launch of Digital Transformation, NIIT once again revolutionizes the IT training sector. The pioneering programs in DT will use student-centered pedagogy of project-based learning to help them carve successful career in the emerging digital era.

Speaking on the occasion Sanjay Tickoo, Head, International Education Business (Emerging Markets), NIIT Ltd., said, "By setting up the flagship training centre, NIIT is further strengthening its presence in Myanmar. With our keen understanding of the changing skills requirement of the industry, we will now offer futuristic programs in Digital Transformation to the youth of Myanmar."

The flagship training centre will sharply focus on DT programs and will help youth chart ambitious careers by opting for the programs that suits their aptitude. For the first time ever, young professionals and students will have the flexibility to choose options from a range of multiple new-age career programs, aligned to the evolving needs of the knowledge economy.

According to MIT Centre for Digital Business, 77 percent of organizations consider missing digital skills as the key hurdle to their transformation strategy. Therefore, Indian and Global IT Companies are investing heavily in building digital transformation skills to enable their clients transform digitally. As organizations are building talent pool, the most-sought after skill sets include: Product Engineering, Business Analytics, Cloud Technology and Architecture, Mobile Apps, Internet of Things and Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. (ANI-BusinessWireIndia)