KnowledgeHut upGrad, a Bangalore-based technology skilling provider, has partnered with Sweden-based Apis Training, a global platform in telecom mobile technology training.
Through this collaboration, Apis will function as an authorised training partner. The alliance aims to create niche solutions to up-skill engineers as per industry 4.0 requirements. KnowledgeHut upGrad and Apis aims to bring the latest in 5G technologies to India’s telecom engineers by the fiscal end, according to the official statement.
As a part of this integration, training modules devised by Apis Training will empower candidates with the right domain skills sets to focus on 5G System overview, Internet of Things (IoT) in 4G and 5G, ETSI-Multi-access Edge computing among other key functions. The training programme will be structured with the objective to make telecom engineers more employable and address the expectations of telecom employers in India.
KnowledgeHut upGrad is a global EdTech platform, equipping the world’s workforce with the skills of the future via outcome-based immersive learning. The company claims to have partnered to over 250,000 professionals and more than 1200 enterprises in over 100 countries, that organizations and individuals count on to innovate faster and create progress.
Commenting on the partnership, Chief Executive Officer of KnowledgeHut upGrad, Subramanyam Reddy, said:
"We have partnered with Apis Training, the pioneers in the field of mobile technology training to create customised solutions for the Indian market. The telecom sector in India has gone through a paradigm shift. With the much-anticipated roll out of 5G services, the demand for candidates equipped with new age skills has grown and more companies look for skilled 5G ready engineers and technicians who can seamlessly build, deploy and test 5G related applications.'
Reddy further added:
"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."
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. 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.
Niklas Thorin, Director of Strategic Partnership & Customer Solutions, Apis Training, has said:
"Apis Training is delighted to partner up with KnowledgeHut, 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 merger 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."
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.