Bangalore: Bangalore-based technology skilling provider KnowledgeHut upGrad, part of Edtech major upGrad, has partnered with Sweden-based Apis Training, a global major in telecom mobile technology training. Through this alliance, Apis will function as an authorized training partner, creating niche solutions to up-skill engineers as per industry 4.0 requirements and in turn addressing the demand-supply gap in the telecom industry. By the fiscal end, KnowledgeHut upGrad and Apis aim to bring the latest in 5G technologies to India’s telecom engineers.
As a part of this integration, training modules devised by Apis Training will empower candidates with the right domain skills sets focusing on 5G System overview, IoT in 4G and 5G, ETSI-Multi-access Edge computing among other key functions. The training programs will be structured with the objective to make telecom engineers more employable and address the expectations of telecom employers in India.
Sharing his views about the partnership, Subramanyam Reddy, CEO, KnowledgeHut upGrad said, “We are delighted to partner with Apis Training, the pioneers in the field of mobile technology training to create customized solutions for the Indian market. The telecom sector in India is going through a paradigm shift. With the much-anticipated roll out of 5G services, the demand for candidates equipped with new age skills is growing and more companies are looking for skilled 5G ready engineers and technicians who can seamlessly build, deploy and test 5G related applications. However there is a significant demand-supply gap, as most of the current workforce is not skilled adequately. As a leading technology skilling provider, we have always focused on creating up-skilling and re-skilling solutions which can address the challenges in the industry and our partnership with Apis is another step in this direction.”
Niklas Thorin, Director of Strategic Partnership and Customer Solutions, Apis Training said, “Apis Training is delighted to partner up with Knowledge Hut, a partner that has a big footprint in the enterprise market, and where Apis has it in the Telecom sector we believe that together as partners we are building a strong position to deliver a complete training solution for our customers. With the merge of IT and Telecom, the need to find a partner that can complement and have the market reach for IT related training has been vital for Apis and its customers.”
According to Indian Telecom Market 2022-23 by the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), in 2021, while there was a demand for 1.5 lakh roles in 5G, Cloud Computing, AI & Big Data Analytics, IoT, Mobile App-Development and Robotic Process Automation; demand-supply gap was at 28%. The need for vocational skill training has become imperative for the industry and Apis Training’s modules will be instrumental in bridging the talent gap.
Apis Training’s modules will now be available to KnowledgeHut’s customer base in India. Apis Training has been in the mobile technology training business for over 25 years and has successfully trained over 100,000 learners in over 80 countries on all five continents.
About KnowledgeHut upGrad: KnowledgeHut UpGrad is a global ed-tech platform, equipping the world’s workforce with the skills of the future via outcome-based immersive learning. A trusted skills transformation partner to over 250,000 professionals and 1200+ enterprises in over 100 countries, that organizations and individuals count on to innovate faster and create progress. Leveraging a state-of-the-art immersive learning experience platform, UGKH is disrupting the way tech is learnt and empowering enterprises with scalable tech-driven solutions to align role-based skill requirements with desired business outcomes. Whether you’re looking to develop capabilities in Software Development, IT Service Management, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning / AI or Data Science, upGrad KnowledgeHut is your learning partner of choice. For more information, please visit https://www.knowledgehut.com/
About upGrad: upGrad, started in 2015, is a pioneer in the online education revolution, focused on powering career success for a global workforce of over 1.3 billion. It is one of the few Integrated Lifelong Learning Tech Companies in the world – spanning the college learner to the working professional from the age group of 18-50 years and across Undergrad courses, Campus and Job-Linked Programs, Studying Abroad, Short-form to Executive programs to Degrees, Masters and Doctorate – with a learner base of over 2 million across 100 countries, and over 300 University partners and a robust Enterprise business with a client base of 1000 companies worldwide.
upGrad’s Global Learning Engine rests on four pillars: (a) its large repository of original & owned content and IP (b) its own best-in-class proprietary tech platform (c) its high touch human-led delivery service backed by coaches and mentors (d) an 85% course completion track record, backed by a further 80% career outcomes guaranteed performance. Already termed Asia’s higher EdTech leader, it has offices in the UK, US, Middle East, India, Singapore & Vietnam and presence in many more countries.
About Apis Training: Apis Training has been in the mobile technology training business for over 25 years and has successfully trained over 100,000 learners in over 80 countries in five continents. With immersive, in-depth industry experience, Apis Training has continued to refine its offerings for students to ensure that all telecommunications industry challenges are met with right-fit solutions. Apis Training provides in-depth technical courses ranging from 2G/GSM, 3G/UMTS to 4G/LTE/EPS, in addition to the emerging mobile loT and 5G areas.