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Google introduces Google Web Academy in collaboration with NIIT

Google, in collaboration with NIIT, has introduced a training initiative for young professionals in India, to be called Google Web Academy.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Jul 20, 2012, 03.27 PM IST
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Google, in collaboration with NIIT, has introduced a training initiative for young professionals in India, to be called Google Web Academy
Google, in collaboration with NIIT, has introduced a training initiative for young professionals in India, to be called Google Web Academy
NEW DELHI: Google, in collaboration with NIIT, has introduced a training initiative for young professionals in India, to be called Google Web Academy.

It aims to bridge the digital skill gap in the country and help students and professionals capitalise on the emerging job market for the online industry.

Under the initiative, NIIT will offer specialised courses through its centres across the country.

Google will provide NIIT with its training curricula and certification standards to offer advanced training programs that are specially designed to create a pool of highly qualified professionals and help young professionals to gain useful skills required in the job market for the online space.

The programme will be initially offered in India, and subsequently launched in other parts of the emerging world.

"As the Indian internet market continues to show robust growth, we believe a capacity building program to help young professionals gear up for the opportunity is the need of the hour, Rajan Anandan, VP & Managing Director Google India, said. "Google Web Academy is part of our initiative for emerging Internet economies," he added.

Vijay Thadani, Chief Executive Officer, NIIT Ltd said the courses offered by NIIT under the Google Web Academy program will include certification programs for online professionals covering topics like search engine marketing, optimizing online presence with web analytics and enhance business productivity with Google products and technologies.

The program will also offers technical courses for IT professionals and developers covering topics like building new web and mobile applications using Google technologies, integration across Google products, web optimization, introduction to cloud computing, among others.

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