Acadg­ild Sees 20% to 30% In­crease In Course Tak­ers Post Spike in IT Lay­offs

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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.

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