NIIT Ltd has entered into a global alliance with Adobe Systems Incorporated to
create talent pool for design, web, mobile and interactive media, NIIT said in
a filing with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
this strategic partnership, NIIT will offer training programmes on Adobe''s software
tools and technologies used in business, entertainment and personal communication,
across its network of 32 countries. Global leader, Adobe will provide access to
its software tools and technologies in the emerging, creative space, and enable
the large software developer community and creative professionals to skill themselves
for the media, rich interactive web 2.0, and animation & gaming industries,
the statement added.
and NIIT will also jointly set up showcase centres in key Indian metro cities.
NIIT will also offer the training programmes in emerging markets such as China
and Vietnam, in addition to 30 other countries
in its global network.
demand for animation professionals is expected to grow up to 3,00,000 by 2008
and the market for gaming development in India is expected to reach $300 million
by 2009, at CAGR of 78 per cent according to a NASSCOM Study on Animation and
Gaming Industry, 2006.
demand in the international market is already large and growing rapidly. Additionally,
there is a significant need for existing software professionals to upgrade their
skills in the latest Adobe technologies in their journey to Web 2.0.
advent of convergence and the increasing need for richness in interactive media
is creating significant demand for skilled professionals. Adobe enjoys clear leaderships
in the tools and technologies required in this space. NIIT is pleased to bring
our 25 years of training expertise combined with Adobe''s leadership, to create
exciting career opportunities for the youth around the world, through our training
programme," said Vijay K Thadani, chief executive of NIIT.
will offer training on Adobe''s enterprise products with rich internet application,
web 2.0 technologies such as Flex, Flash, Adobe Integrated Rantune (AIR), Dreamweaver
and ColdFusion, and Creative Suite products, including Creative Suite3, across
network. NIIT''s curriculum mapped to Adobe certifications will enable
students to acquire three certifications.
the modular programmes are designed to initiate high school students into the
creative space, the advanced level programmes will enable enterprise developers
and creative professionals to build careers in media, animation & gaming and
web 2.0 technologies.
and NIIT will work together to develop a pool of trainers, through, ''Train the
Trainer'' programme, to further the cause of training in latest and emerging technologies.
Both organisations will also collaborate to enhance career opportunities for students
through scholarship and placement assistance.