Randstad Skilling Academy launched by NIIT and Randstad India

The new learning platform will reskill candidates to ensure they remain industry relevant

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National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT), a global skills and talent development company, has partnered with Randstad India, a leading HR-service platform to launch the Randstad Skilling Academy (RSA).

The objective of RSA is to reskill candidates and help them cope with evolving business models by ensuring their skills remain industry-relevant. This comes at a time when industries are grappling with remote working and hiring owing to the pandemic. The Academy will further offer next-generation IT skilling and better preparedness to take on the ‘new-normal’, based on feedback received from clients across India.

StackRoute, under NIIT, will collaborate with RSA to design programmes and deliver them wherever necessary. Enrolled candidates will be well trained, upskilled and cross-skilled in upcoming technologies to increase their employability.

The partnership will enable RSA to produce ‘future-ready’ IT professionals adept at artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Big Data, Python, Java, Angular and other automated business-oriented tech skills. They will also be made familiar with general data protection regulation (GDPR) and policy for prevention of sexual harassment (POSH). Post training, the candidates will be well equipped and capable of working with major corporates who are adjusting to this new ecosystem. They will receive certificates at the end of the course.

The first batch of RSA commenced in September 2020. Instructions are delivered via interactive classes from a remote cloud-based lab. These classes are conducted by experienced professionals from StackRoute with relevant industry knowledge, in a live industry setting. Depending on the client and skill demand, the sessions range from four to 10 weeks.