Acadgild Sees 20% to 30% Increase In Course Takers Post Spike in IT Layoffs
Acadgild, a Bangalore-based technology education start-up that provides skill-based training, has seen a 20% to 30% spike in its course takers. The increase is in strong correlation to the rise in automation across sectors and also more layoffs in the IT industry. With the IT industry leaning towards automation, there is a growing demand for professionals skilled in the areas of Analytics, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Cloud computing and Cyber Security, and Blockchain technology. The knowledge that existing working professionals possess is limited to traditional skills which are no longer adequate, and consequently, there is an increasing need to re-skill these professionals.
A surprising trend shows that professionals with about 8-10 years of experience from TCS, CTS, Cisco, Infosys, and Tech Mahindra have been enrolling for these Acadgild courses. Some of the most popular courses in terms of enrollment numbers include Big Data Hadoop and Spark development (55%), Data Science (35%), and Android (10%). Acadgild, through its courses, is enabling employees come to terms with the rapid automation and helping them secure their place in the industry. This includes becoming better qualified with an improved understanding of newer technology and skill sets.