19 Nov 2020 19:58 IST

Randstad India and NIIT launch ‘Randstad Skilling Academy’

The academy aims to offer latest IT skills that help professionals remain relevant in the industry

Randstad India, a HR services agency, has entered into an exclusive partnership with training company NIIT, to launch Randstad Skilling Academy (RSA). The RSA is launched with the primary objective "to provide agile and effective re-skilling to remain relevant in the industry."

RSA, in association with NIIT, offers IT skilling programmes and seeks to fulfil the industry workforce needs during these difficult hiring times. Stack Route, an NIIT venture, has been chosen as the partner to help RSA in its endeavour to design programmes and manage delivery at scale.

Access to in-demand skills

“We are very excited about launching the Randstad Skilling Academy (RSA)”, said Paul Dupuis, Managing Director and CEO, Randstad India. “As the global leader in the HR services industry, we understand the need for talent to be skilled and employable. Today re-skilling is not only a tool for career advancement, but also for future-proofing in a world of ambiguity”.

“Through RSA, we aim to enable hundreds of candidates with the relevant in-demand skills that will help them secure better jobs. Our partnership with NIIT ensures a steady stream of IT professionals adept in programming languages such as Java, Angular, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and automated business functions,” he added.

Bridging gaps

The training is delivered through interactive, instructor-led sessions, with remote cloud-based lab facility. The sessions are led by qualified faculty at Stack Route, imparting hands-on learning techniques and on-the-job training in live industry settings. The average duration of the assessment and assignment led training programs are four to ten weeks based on client/skills demand. The learners will receive a certificate after the successful completion of their programme.

The first batch of the academy commenced from September this year and candidates take fully funded training programs by Randstad on Java, NET, Python, mobile app development, AI/ML, Big Data, cloud technologies and testing, among others. Speaking on the announcement, Bimaljeet

Singh Bhasin, President, Skills and Careers Business, NIIT Ltd, said, “In today’s rapidly changing times, there is a huge requirement for skilled employees especially in deep tech and digital. We are delighted to partner with Randstad India to create a pool of next-generation workforce, who are prepared to work on the requirements of their top clients.”Apart from in-demand IT skills, the candidates trained under the Randstad Skilling Academy by experienced mentors at Stack Route.

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