Edtech firm Veranda aims to increase students’ employability quotient through Acacia Delivery Centers

Veranda Learning Solutions, a listed EdTech company, announced the launch of Veranda Acacia, a comprehensive learning platform aimed at bridge the workplace-ready IT skills gap in India, through a nationwide network, with the signup of its first set of Delivery Centers across 25 locations.

The Acacia Phase 1 programs for Full Stack Web Development, Cloud and DevOps, as well as Data Science are aligned to Competency Standards developed by SSC NASSCOM in collaboration with Industry and approved by Government of India.

IT-ITES Sector Skills Council NASSCOM is the national standard-setting body for IT Skills set up under the aegis of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Ministry of Skills Development & Entrepreneurship of the Government of India (GOI).

The programs are based on an outcome-oriented approach that focuses on enhancing the learners’ employability quotient through a 100 percent practice-oriented and industry-aligned curriculum, a regimental pedagogy, and a robust placement support mechanism, Veranda Learning Solutions said in a press statement.

Acacia programs will offer six career tracks, three each in Phase 1 and Phase 2, namely Full Stack Web Development, Cloud and DevOps, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Mobile App Development, and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Speaking about the launch of Veranda Acacia, Kalpathi S. Suresh, Chairman cum Executive Director, Veranda Learning Solutions, said, “All our programs are outcome-driven and with Veranda Acacia we aim to bridge the current skilled workforce gap in the tech sector. We will deliver high quality, affordable, and experienced instructor-led courses across tier 2 and tier 3 towns to enable learners to quickly integrate within the industry in the coming 12 months. We are working with several tech companies to provide them with a skilled workforce that can assist them in achieving their growth trajectories.”

The learners will have access to its one-of-a-kind placement terminal with direct feeding to the recruiters while creating interview opportunities for all the learners who meet the performance criteria. After successfully doing the above-mentioned aligned courses, and passing the SSC NASSCOM assessment, learners will be eligible for the GoI Incentive scheme, the statement added.

Commenting on the genesis of Veranda Acacia, its Business Head Himanshu Dandotiya said, “With Acacia, Edureka forays into an offline business with hybrid mode of academic delivery through our partners.”

Speaking on network expansion, Acacia’s National Head of Sales and Operations, Mr. Manish Mathur commented, “We at Acacia are committed towards building a state-of-the-art partner-network across India and soon beyond the borders of the country too. This will enable aspirants to learn new technologies with high-quality accredited content, while enhancing their place quotient without migrating to cities. We strongly believe that this will make a difference to the demand supply gap and bring social equality.”

“As Veranda Acacia’s Phase 1 programs are certified by SSC NASSCOM, learners are assured that the curriculum is based on an outcome-oriented approach that will bridge the gap in demand and supply of skilled IT professionals,” said R. Visalaakshi, Founder & Director, V NET Technologies (Delivery Partner).

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Published on: Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:13 AM IST

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