Vijayawada, September 7, 2020: UiPath, the leading enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, has partnered with Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC), as part of their Academic Alliance Program. The Program is designed to bridge the growing skill requirements and build RPA resiliency in more than 50,000 students, in the next one year.
Studies by Gartner indicate that RPA continues to grow as the tactical solution to improve operational efficiency, particularly during the pandemic and post recovery. In line with this, APSSDC will act as the regional center for all UiPath Academic Alliance activities in the state of Andhra Pradesh. To start off, UiPath will onboard 100 APSSDC institutes. These institutions will receive curriculum, content, learning materials, educator enablement sessions and software tools, to provide training to their students.
Sri Challa Madhusudan Reddy, Chairman, APSSDC says, “’Skill, re-skill, upskill’ are the new mantra to stay relevant. By providing in demand and employable skills to youth, APSSDC intends to build a more secure and prosperous future for them”
Speaking about the significance of the partnership, Dr. Arja Srikanth, IRTS, MD & CEO, APSSDC adds, “As the demand for RPA skills are rising, there is a need to invest in large scale education enablement programs. Our affiliation with UiPath will create a community ofqualified educators, who are capable of building anecosystem for students with right digital skills.”
“Building a digital workforce will begin by making RPA education available at a fundamental level, and the partnership with APSSDC, through our Academic Alliance program, helps us inch closer to our vision of a robot for every person,” said Manish Bharti, President, UiPath, India and South Asia. “Companies require experienced developers and consultants to help automate their solutions. By instilling this at the educational level, educators can help enable an RPA ready talent pool,” he added.
Educators and students can also avail 50% discount on UiPath certified professional global certifications. APSSDC shall also identify colleges and universities to assess and explore the possibility of adding RPA as part of university programs. APSSDC and UiPath shall also co-host events, webinars and virtual sessions for educator, students, and higher-education stakeholders. These sessions will be designed to drive RPA literacy and provide insights on robot for every student and automation-ready campus initiatives.
The UiPath Academic Alliance program aims at building skills needed for the new automation era and helps build careers in one of the fastest growing sectors in the IT industry. The program provides a broad and deep curriculum for students of all backgrounds with hands-on technical and business skills they need to succeed. Till date, UiPath has partnered with more than 200 leading academic and skill development institutions across the country, thereby benefiting 100,000 students.