Kathmandu, 17 November 2019
Genese Solution – a company specialized in the cloud computing ecosystem and web/software development – has signed strategic partnership agreements with four Kathmandu-based colleges to provide cloud computing training and certification to the students.
Niranjan Udas, Educate Program Lead of Genese Cloud Academy(GCA) – (genesecloud.academy), the education wing of Genese Solution, signed MoUs with Nava Raj Heka – Academic Director of National College, Niranjan Khakurel – Principal of National College of Information Technology (NCIT), Pradeep Pant – Director of Virinchi College, and Bhesh Raj Pokhrel – CEO of Texas College of Management and IT amidst a special signing ceremony organized in Kathmandu.
Genese has recently introduced the popular Amazon Web Service (AWS) Educate program in Nepal to deliver industry-relevant cloud computing training and access to jobs globally through Amazon’s job portal. The above-mentioned colleges are 4 of the 25+ selected academic institutions across different cities of Nepal Genese is building strategic partnerships to encourage adoption of internationally recognized online training modules like the AWS Educate programme and Microsoft Learn programme to provide a pathway for students and teachers to access tools, courses, and certification on emerging cloud computing subjects.
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, Genese intends to build the work-readiness of graduating students so that they are able to effectively enter and meet the productivity demands of the industry.
The skill training covers job roles such as 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. Students involved in the training will be linked to the AWS Educate job portal, giving them access to over 4,000 employers offering freelance and online jobs in the global market.
Talking about the collaboration with these colleges for providing cloud computing training and certification to students, Niranjan Udas, Educate Program Lead of Genese Solutions shared,
“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.”
Similarly, representing all four colleges, Niranjan Khakurel, Principal of NCIT shared,
“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.”
While youth unemployment is a growing problem in Nepal, the IT industry has been finding it challenging to get qualified candidates to fill their vacancies. Through such collaborations, Genese Solution aims to train and equip college students in Nepal with the necessary knowledge and skills, provide job placements locally and globally, and reduce the youth unemployment problem to some extent.
The GCA program is being conducted with co-investment from UKaid Skills for Employment Programme (सीप) Challenge Fund – (seepnepal.com), a four-year program to train tomorrow’s workforce today and assure their placement in gainful employment.