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Google and NIIT launch Google Web Academy in India

Google, in collaboration with NIIT, has introduced a training initiative for young professionals in India, to be called GoogleWeb Academy.

It aims to bridge the digital skill gap in the country and help students and professionals capitalise on the emerging job markfor the online industry.

Under the initiative, NIIT will offer specialised courses through its centres across the country.

Google will provide NIIT with its training curricula and certification standards to offer advanced training programs that are specially designed to create a pool of highly qualified professionals and help young professionals to gain useful skills required in the job market for the online space.

The program will be initially offered in India, and subsequently launched in other parts of the emerging world.

"As the Indian internet market continues to show robust growth, we believe a capacity building program to help young professionals gear up for the opportunity is the need of the hour, Rajan Anandan, VP & Managing Director Google India, said. "Google Web Academy is part of our initiative for emerging Internet economies," he added.

Vijay Thadani, chief executive officer, NIIT said the courses offered by NIIT under the Google Web Academy program will include certification programs for online professionals covering topics like search engine marketing, optimising online presence with web analytics and enhance business productivity with Google products and technologies.

The program will also offers technical courses for IT professionals and developers covering topics like building new web and mobile applications using Google technologies, integration across Google products, web optimisation and introduction to cloud computing, among others.

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