New York–(work wireFullstack Academy, a technology education provider, today announced that it has partnered with upGrad, the largest tertiary technology company in Asia, to offer cybersecurity and data analytics training camps in India. Online bootcamps will be offered by Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education (Caltech CTME), one of the top universities in the world. This represents Fullstack’s first international partnership.
Fullstack Academy is one of the oldest and most successful tech camp providers in the United States Since its founding in 2012, Fullstack has helped over 4,200 young professionals and career changers enter the growing tech industry. Its graduates have landed jobs at Fortune 100 companies such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook.
“Bringing our Caltech certificate programs to India in partnership with upGrad, one of the world’s fastest growing education technology companies, significantly advances Fullstack’s mission to transform lives and communities through technology education,” said Jerrad Tausz, President of Fullstack Academy. Professionals look for flexible ways to learn new skills as they adapt to today’s evolving workforce. Through these boot camps, students in India will develop the skills to fill highly-paid and in-demand technical jobs across the country.”
While a large portion of India’s labor market has suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for tech jobs has increased exponentially. Across the country, employees who need digital skills will need to increase ninefold by 2025, according to a report from Amazon Web Services. The top five digital skills required in India are cloud engineering design; software operations support; developing websites, games or software; large scale data modeling; and cybersecurity skills, according to the report.
“Pandemic-led demand for cloud skills and related roles has widened the skills gap in the country,” said Phalgun Kompalli, co-founder of upGrad. “Therefore, we are constantly assessing market needs and identifying effective online education opportunities that will not only prepare students for the workforce but also address the overall supply and demand crisis that has plagued the work environment. Our strategic partnership with Fullstack Academy to bring Caltech programs closer to Indian professionals is A wonderful initiative that also aims to revive the country’s GDP.”
Bootcamp students will receive a Certificate of Completion from Caltech and will receive career support from upGrad, including networking and interview preparation sessions.
“Caltech CTME brings these intensive certificate programs to India to meet an essential need of the local professionals and employers we serve,” said Dr. Rick Hefner, CEO, Caltech CTME. “Local learners can experience hands-on, first-hand sessions in data analytics or cybersecurity that are just as rigorous and quality as the US-based Caltech CTME bootcamp programs. Through our partnership with upGrad and Fullstack Academy, we offer programs in India in parallel to our already Headquartered in the United States, we deliver value to enterprise organizations and their distributed teams looking to upskill in the rapidly evolving technology landscape.”
Caltech’s 26-week certificate programs powered by Fullstack Academy are designed for professionals with little or no technical background, and teaching skills that qualify participants for high-paying technical jobs in demand in India and abroad. The data analytics and cybersecurity suites for 2022 will begin in March and April, respectively.
About Fullstack Academy
Fullstack Academy is a national technology education provider based in New York City. Founded in 2012, it offers web development, cybersecurity, data analytics, and DevOps bootcamps at its New York City campus and online. Fullstack Academy also offers the Grace Hopper Program, an immersive software engineering course for women + students, as well as partnerships with nationwide leading universities, including Virginia Tech, Caltech CTME, and Louisiana State University. Graduates have been recruited by Google, Facebook, Amazon, Fortune 100 and startup companies. Fullstack Academy is part of the Zovio Network (Nasdaq: ZVO). For more information, visit www.fullstackacademy.com.
Started in 2015 as a pioneer in the online education revolution, upGrad is focused on promoting the career success of a global workforce of over 1.3 billion. It is one of the few integrated LifeLongLearning Tech companies in the world – spanning from the college learner to the working professional from the 18-60 age group and across college and campus courses, job-related programs, study abroad, short form to executive degree and master’s degree programs and Ph.D. It has a learner base of over 2 million across 100 countries, over 300 partner universities and a strong business with a client base of 1,000 companies worldwide. upGrad’s global learning engine rests on four pillars: (a) its large repository of original, proprietary and intellectual property content, (b) its best-in-class proprietary technology platform, (c) its human-led, high-touch delivery service backed by coaches and mentors, and ( d) A proven track record of 85% course completion, backed by another 80% of performance-guaranteed professional results. Already called the leading education technology company in Asia, it has offices in the UK, US, Middle East, India, Singapore and Vietnam, and has a presence in many countries. Visit upGrad’s website to learn more: https://www.upgrad.com/us.
The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that operates some of the world’s brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges. Caltech honors excellence and ambition. The contributions of Caltech faculty and alumni have garnered national and international recognition, including 46 Nobel Prizes and more than 60 national science media outlets. The institute operates NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).