Kerala ICT, EMC to train 3,000 engineering grads on cloud computing

BENGALURU: The ICT Academy of Kerala has tied-up with EMC to train and certify 3,000 graduating students with skills on 3rd Platform Technologies like cloud and big data during the next two years. As per the MoU students will be trained on Information Storage and Management, Cloud Infrastructure and Services, Data Science & Big Data Analytics.

EMC Corporation is a global enabler of businesses and service providers who transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

The EMC Academic Alliance (EAA) program collaborates with colleges and universities worldwide to help prepare students for successful careers in a transforming IT industry. Worldwide it has more than 2,000 universities in 70 countries. All courseware and faculty training are offered at no cost to qualifying higher education institutions. The program, since its inception in 2005, with Manipal Institute of Technology being the first one to adopt EAA, is now 600 strong in India with more than 120,000 students educated till date.

In the coming years IT organization — i.e. IT as a Service organization — will present many challenges and opportunities. IT professionals will be responsible for more data than ever, derived from new sources and in new formats. New and greater demands are being made as to the core qualifications of individuals, as well as to their understanding and knowledge of the consequences of the introduction of information technology for the work and organization of a company. They will need to not only build and maintain technology assets, but also orchestrate services to enable the business to consume them effectively in its operations, decisions, and innovations. This holds profound implications for both traditional and emerging IT roles and skills. Based on this emergent industry demand, ICT in collaboration with EMC has taken up this objective to train students, enabling them to develop highly marketable knowledge and skills required in today’s evolving IT industry.

Santhosh Kurup, CEO, ICT of Kerala said, “We are excited about this opportunity – we believe our partnership will help in leveraging the expertise of EMC to the benefits of our Faculty and Students.”

Speaking on the alliance, Krishna Kant, Head, EMC Academic Alliance – South Asia & Russia said, “At EMC, it has been our endeavor globally to create an industry-ready talent pool and help students gain an edge in an extremely competitive and ever-changing IT environment. “We are happy to work together with ICT- Kerala to help IT leaders focus on developing and sourcing new skills for emerging roles, and on key infrastructure skills” he added.”

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