KnowledgeHut upGrad brings global mobile technology training company Apis Training to India

Bangalore-based technology skills provider KnowledgeHut upGrad, part of Edtech’s major upGrad, has partnered with Sweden-based Apis Training, a global leader in mobile telecommunications technology training. Through this alliance, Apis will operate as an authorized training partner, creating niche solutions to enhance the skills of engineers in line with Industry 4.0 requirements and, in turn, bridge the gap between supply and demand in the telecommunications industry.

By the end of the fiscal year, KnowledgeHut upGrad and Apis aim to bring the latest 5G technologies to Indian telecom engineers. As part of this integration, the training modules designed by Apis Training will enable the candidates to acquire the appropriate skills in the field focusing on the overview of the 5G system, the IoT in 4G and 5G, the ETSI-Multi-access Edge computing, among other key functions.

The training programs will be structured with the aim of making telecom engineers more employable and meeting the expectations of telecom employers in India. Sharing his perspective on the partnership, KnowledgeHut upGrad CEO Subramanyam Reddy said, “We
are delighted to partner with Apis Training, the pioneers in the field of mobile technology training to create customized solutions for the Indian market. The telecommunications sector in India is going through a paradigm shift.

With the highly anticipated deployment of 5G services, the demand for candidates equipped
With the new era, skills are growing and more companies are looking for skilled 5G-ready engineers and technicians who can seamlessly build, deploy and test 5G-related applications. However, there is a significant gap between supply and demand, as most of the current workforce is insufficiently qualified. As a leading provider of technology skills, we have always been focused on creating upskilling and retraining solutions that can meet industry challenges and our partnership with Apis is another step in that direction.

Niklas Thorin, Director of Strategic Partnership and Client Solutions, Apis Training, said, “Apis Training is delighted to partner with Knowledge Hut, a partner who has a large footprint in the enterprise market, and where Apis has it. in the telecommunications sector, we believe that together, as partners, we are building a strong position to provide a complete training solution to our customers.

With the merging of IT and telecommunications, the need to find a partner that can complement and have market reach for IT-related training has been vital to Apis and its customers. »
According to Indian Telecom Market 2022-23 by Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), in 2021 there was a demand for 1.5 lakh roles in 5G, Cloud Computing, AI & Big Data Analytics, IoT, Mobile Application Development and robotic process automation; the gap between supply and demand was 28%.

The need for professional training has become imperative for the industry and Apis Training’s modules will help fill the talent gap. The Apis Training modules will now be available to KnowledgeHut customers in India. API training
has been in the mobile technology training business for over 25 years and has successfully trained over 100,000 learners in over 80 countries on five continents.


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