New Delhi: NIIT, a global leader in skills and talent development, launched its biggest Big Data talent training base at Guiyang City in China to conduct IT and Big Data training for university graduates, working professionals and government employees in Guizhou province. The centre will also help the government professionals to upskill themselves in digital technology.
Through this flagship training centre, NIIT aims to train 2000 candidates per year and expects an annual revenue of 20 million RMB. Earlier in May 2016, NIIT entered into strategic agreements – with Guiyang Municipal Government and Guizhou Professional College of Electronics in Gui’An New District. As per the agreement with Guiyang Municipal Government, NIIT now opens a flagship training centre in public – private partnership model with the Guiyang government.
The centre was inaugurated by the Vice Mayor of Guiyang Mr. Xu Hao and Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd. The company has also established training centre in Tongren under an agreement signed in September 2016.
Today, the world has entered the era of intelligent big-data economy (IBE). An economy in which the four previous productive sectors of agriculture, manufacturing, services and non – intelligent software services, are simultaneously being disrupted by the power of real-time massively-connected big-data intelligence (RMBI). Hence to ensure the continued fast growth towards developed high income country status and to become the economical as well as technological powerhouse of the world for the next 100 years, it is imperative for China to adopt the next large emerging economic sector – IBE.
Present at the occasion, Mr Xu Hao, Vice Mayor, Guiyang City said, “The launch of the training base is a brand-new start towards much larger cooperation between Guiyang City and NIIT. It’s a milestone in 2 years of our working together to establish this cooperation for big data IT talent development in Guiyang. The cooperation with NIIT is the largest international talent development cooperation for Guiyang city and we look forward to more cooperation between China and India.”
He further added, “NIIT’s training base is the first comprehensive IT & Big Data talent training base. The government will provide full support to make it successful and available for public servants, corporates, HR departments to get the benefits of services provided.”
Commenting on the development, Mr Rahul Patwardhan, CEO, NIIT Ltd. remarked, “The world is going through an intensive phase of digital transformation. All existing industries and economies are being disrupted. Physical economy is being replaced by an Intelligent Big-data Economy. The launch of the flagship centre in Guiyang is a result of initiatives taken by leadership of Guiyang municipal government and NIIT under the guidance of provincial government to develop Guizhou into a leading Big-Data destination for digital economy of the future. With our keen understanding of the changing skills requirement of the industry, NIIT is committed to support China in its human capacity building initiative.”