Google and NIIT joined hands to introduce a training service for young professionals in India.
The program named ‘Google Web Academy’ aims to bridge the digital skill gap in the country and help students and professionals capitalize on the emerging job market for the online industry. Under the initiative, NIIT will be Google’s first partner to offer specialized 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 high quality Google qualified professionals and help young professionals to gain useful skills required in the job market for the online space, the companies said.
The programme will be initially offered in India, and subsequently launched in other parts of the emerging world.
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; enhance business productivity with Google products and technologies.
Subsequently, 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 and 3rd party APIs, Web optimization — bandwidth & loading performance, Introduction to cloud computing, including web standards, System integrator — Google Apps for Business, including configuration, deployment and management and Performance tracking & monetization.