Wiley Launches Learning Programs to Bridge the Talent Gap in India

By siliconindia  |   Wednesday, 03 April 2019, 04:43 Hrs
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Wiley Launches Learning Programs to Bridge the Talent Gap in India

Wiley, a global leader in research and education has announced a series of blended learning programs in India under the brand WileyNXT. Certifications through WileyNXT will provide students and professionals with better access to new-tech jobs as well as expertise in critical thinking and problem-solving which have been identified as major gaps for organizations.

The programs were designed in consultation with the Wiley Innovation Advisory Council (WIAC), a group consisting of senior industry leaders and academia. WileyNXT will launch two programs for engineering graduates. The first is a three-month Accelerator Program targeted at final year students preparing for campus placements. The second is a four-year Integrated Program that will run parallel to the college curriculum and augment the university degree. This Integrated Program will be taught through a contextual learning model that draws on the student's own experiences and will supplement the conceptual learning provided by the college. During both programs, engineering graduates will go through rigorous training in in-demand and future technologies as well as enhanced problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking skills. The four-year program will be free in the first year, with students who qualify able to enrol in subsequent years for a nominal fee.

"India is going through a serious talent deficit problem following the onset of industry 4.0. The India Skills Report 2019 states engineers are the most in demand at 57 percent with Karnataka ranked 7th in terms of employability index. It is time to enhance college education with skills-based programs to make students future ready and increase their learnability quotient," says Vikas Gupta, Managing Director, Wiley India.

The WileyNXT four-year program will be available in three different modules - Java full stack, Machine Learning and Data Engineer. Features of this course include the WileyNXT self-assessment credit system, live assessment, e-book library from Wiley's range of bestsellers, respective simulators for each program and over 500 business problems for students to use.

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