Genese Solution has signed strategic partnership agreements with four Kathmandu based colleges to provide cloud computing training and certification to the students. In case you don’t know, Genese Solution is a company that works in the cloud computing ecosystem and web/software development domains.
Mr. Nirajan Udas, who is the Educate Program Lead of Genese Cloud Academy (GCA), the education wing of Genese Solution, signed MoUs with Mr. Nava Raj Heka — Academic Director of National College; Mr. Niranjan Khakurel — Principal of National College of Information Technology (NCIT); Mr. Pradeep Pant — Director of Virinchi College; and Mr. Bhesh Raj Pokhrel — CEO of Texas College of Management and IT amidst a special signing ceremony held in Kathmandu.
Recently, Genese introduced the popular Amazon Web Service (AWS) Educate Programme in Nepal thus to deliver industry-relevant cloud computing training and access to jobs globally through Amazon’s job portal. And the company is looking forward to building strategic partnerships in order to encourage internationally recognized online training modules such as the AWS Educate program and Microsoft Learn program providing a pathway for students and teachers to access tools, courses, and certifications on emerging cloud computing subjects.
The aforementioned four colleges are four out of the 25+ selected academic institutions from different cities of Nepal to get involved in such a partnership.
Genese looks forward to building the work-readiness of graduating students using a blended online training and in-person instruction approach, aided by training of trainers to sustainably upgrade the capacity and standards of the academic institutes thereby preparing them to effectively enter and meet industry demands and needs.
The skill training covers job roles including Application Developer, Cloud Support Engineer, Cloud Support Associate, Cyber Security Specialist, and Data Integration Specialist, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Developer, IoT Developer, Digital Marketer, Business Analysts, etc. Also, the students involved in the training will get linked to the AWS Educate job portal, providing them with access to more than 4,000 employers that offer freelance and online jobs in the global market.
Similarly, about the collaboration, Mr. Niranjan Udas, the Educate Program Lead of Genese Solutions said, “We have seen a substantial number of students who have a degree but don’t have proper skills that would place them in IT companies or IT-enabled companies. Our idea of starting cloud computing education and training in Nepal is to bridge the gap between the industry and academia of Nepal. The teaching model of the GCA program is demand-driven instead of supply-driven, which is achieved by collaborating with the private sector demands. We are collaborating with national and international industry leaders in education, cloud computing, skill development, and entrepreneurship training to produce a work-ready workforce. We are also focused on empowering women and socially disadvantaged groups to uplift our community through IT.”
Also, representing all four colleges, Mr. Niranjan Khakurel, Principal of NCIT said, “We are excited to sign this strategic partnership agreement with Genese for providing cloud computing training to our students. Definitely, an academic degree alone is not enough to prepare a person for a very competitive job market. We are optimistic that this training program by Genese will be very helpful to prepare our students for the 21st-century workforce, and place them in jobs locally and globally.”
Currently, the IT industry in Nepal seems to be in a challenging situation to find the right skilled human resources that can fill their vacancies. Genese, with such collaborations, looks forward to training and equipping college students of Nepal with necessary knowledge and skills thereby preparing them for the relevant industrial challenge, both locally and globally and reduce youth unemployment problems to some extent.
The GCA program is being conducted with co-investment from UKaid Skills for Employment Programme Challenge Fund (seep), which is a four-year program to train tomorrow’s workforce today and assure their placement in gainful employment.