[dropcap]I[/dropcap]nfosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, has announced that it has fortified its partnership with Udacity, a global online education company, for the second consecutive year. The joint endeavor, aimed at accelerating the pace of skill adoption in new technologies and industry skills in the new batch of trainees of Infosys, offers a Nanodegree program online in an innovative curriculum. It also enables the learner to develop unique, in-demand skills through project-based and real-world scenarios.
- The training program, called Infosys-Udacity FastTrack Program, gives students an opportunity to complete a Nanodegree program online before joining the Infosys training program in Mysore
- The best-in-class courses taught by leading experts, coupled with individual mentoring and detailed feedback, have demonstrated a positive impact on maximizing the learning potential of trainees over the last year
- The partnership is aimed at preparing the current talent pool to work on more ambitious projects, and accelerate the deployment of these hires on projects
Talking about the partnership, Dr. Navin Budhiraja, Chief Technology Officer, Infosys Ltd said, “At Infosys, our focus has evolved from learning specific technology skills to learning to learn. We are consistently investing to bring a culture of lifelong learning early, especially for our young engineers. Through our partnership with Udacity, we are now able to complement this learning, and build a strong foundation with specialized skills training, and I look forward to scaling this partnership further.”
“Udacity has been at the forefront of providing the latest, most relevant technology skills to prepare the global workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow. There is great demand within the IT industry in India to upskill workers and lead the world in software development, and we are excited to take our partnership with Infosys into our second year to further train their talent pool,” said Vish Makhijani, Chief Executive Officer of Udacity.