ICT Academy collaborates with UiPath to empower Indian educators & learners with automation skills
The partnership aims at taking program benefits to 1000+ ICT Academy partners across India
Chennai: ICT Academy, an initiative of the Government of India in collaboration with the state Governments and Industries, today announced its partnership with UiPath, a leading enterprise automation software company, to take the UiPath Academic Alliance program to 1,000+ ICT Academy partner institutions across India.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and automation skills have become an integral component for the future of work. This partnership aims to drive automation literacy among teachers, administrative staff, and the students of partner institutions. The program will also work with universities and autonomous colleges to help adopt RPA as a part of the curriculum, educating the students, and creating a talent pipeline of UiPath certified professionals, who potentially can be hired as interns or full-time employees by the UiPath ecosystem. UiPath will run periodic educator sessions to introduce and empower teachers to adopt RPA as part of classroom, research, or project activities. To increase awareness about RPA and automation among the student community, UiPath will also provide the required support for conducting awareness drives through events.
Dr. B Anbuthambi, President of ICT Academy, said, “ICT Academy has always strived to empower the students of today to be ready for tomorrow. As RPA and automation are being widely adopted across industries and verticals, our partnership with UiPath will allow students and the faculty to reap tremendous benefits by learning skills that reflect the future of the Indian business ecosystem.”
Commenting on the partnership, Anil Bhasin, Managing Director and Vice-President, India and South Asia, UiPath, said, “Since its inception in 2018, the UiPath Academic Alliance has been instrumental in educating and preparing students across the globe for the future of work. Our joint endeavor with ICT Academy will enable us to create a workforce that can succeed in today’s automation-first future.”
Businesses today are embracing an automation-first strategy—meaning any process that can be automated, should be automated. According to a recent Deloitte survey, 78% of organizations are already implementing RPA, while Gartner predicts 90% of large organizations globally will have adopted some form of RPA by 2022. It is imperative for today’s technical and business professionals to have the skills and expertise to identify processes that should be automated via RPA, and the ability to rapidly deploy the technology.