Aptech for Engineers - Specialized Courses Could Help Increase Employability In An Economic Slowdown

Mumbai, India (PressExposure) April 09, 2009 -- Aptech Computer Education, the flagship brand of Global Learning Solutions major - Aptech Limited, today announced the launch of 'Aptech for Engineers', a series of specialized IT courses for the engineering students. 'Aptech for Engineers' is an extension of Aptech's portfolio of courses and is one of the most exclusive offerings dedicated to enhance engineering skills. The courses are designed to primarily suit the requirements of students undergoing B.Tech. / BE/ other engineering degree or diploma courses.

Announcing the launch of this new series, Mr. Anuj Kacker, Global Head, Aptech Computer Education said "While India seems to have large number of engineering graduates and technology diploma holders, not all are rightly trained or employable. 'Aptech for Engineers' promises specialized training that will turn these engineering students into confident industry-ready professionals. This new initiative of packaging our IT curriculum into the learning offered to India's engineering graduates, while they are still at college, will greatly enhance their employability."

Aptech for Engineers offers specialization options in popular application development frameworks like Sun Java & .NET (Oracle to be introduced shortly). The primary objective of 'Aptech for Engineers' is to make India's engineers more employable and give them an edge above others. Aptech aims to provide essential career guidance to students / engineers, while helping them to make their mark in today's competitive IT industry. Besides this course, Aptech has also introduced another comprehensive course for engineers called the - Aptech Certified Technology Specialist.

Aptech has an alliance with Prometric to enable certification exams. Aptech will also be forging alliances with Engineering colleges to offer Java courses & certification exam facility on the campus itself.

With an expected slowdown in domestic IT market owing to the global recessionary economic trend, courses which help engineering graduates and diploma holders to get relevant education which connects them with the IT industry in turn increasing employment opportunities at top IT firms and allied sectors for freshers.

NASSCOM estimates that with a turnout of about 5 lakh plus engineers a year; only 25 percent are considered employable [NASSCOM Strategic Review 2008]. Relevant IT knowledge, skill quotient and employability remain a serious concern.  While today the curriculum that is followed in most universities is inflexible, Aptech regularly upgrades the curriculum of courses in its portfolio to meet the requirements of the industry. Aptech for Engineers comprehensively addresses most critical areas for engineering students with curriculum support, global certification and placement assistance.

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Aptech [BSE: APTECH] is an ISO 9001:2000 organization and was the first IT training and education organization in Asia to receive the ISO 9001 quality certification for Education Support Services in 1993. Aptech Limited, which features amongst TrainingOutsourcing.com’s Top 20 Global Training Outsourcing Service Provider (OSP) Companies, has trained over 5 million students – globally, who are presently pursuing high flying careers in the field of Information Technology.

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Press Release Submitted On: April 09, 2009 at 1:37 am
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