NIIT launches big data training centre in Guiyang City, China

New Delhi: Skills and talent development company NIIT today said it has unveiled its largest big data training base at Guiyang City in China.

The centre will conduct IT and big data training for university graduates, working professionals and government employees in Guizhou province.

"The centre will also help the government professionals to upskill themselves in digital technology. Through this flagship training centre, NIIT aims to train 2,000 candidates per year and expects an annual revenue of 20 million RMB (USD 2.8 million)," NIIT said in a statement here.

In May 2016, NIIT entered into strategic agreements with Guiyang Municipal Government and Guizhou Professional College of Electronics in Gui'An New District.

"As per the agreement with Guiyang Municipal Government, NIIT now unveils a flagship training centre in public-private partnership model with Guiyang government," the statement pointed out.

The centre was inaugurated by the Vice Mayor of Guiyang Xu Hao and NIIT Ltd CEO, Rahul Patwardhan. The company has also established training centre in Tongren under an agreement signed in September 2016.

The Centre will provide career programs in big data, cloud, cyber security, amongst others and will be based on project-based learning delivery model with real life projects in companies and government departments, the statement pointed out.

Speaking on the launch NIIT CEO, Patwardhan said, "The world is going through an intensive phase of digital transformation. All existing industries and economies are being disrupted. Physical economy is being replaced by an intelligent big-data economy.