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UiPath aims to equip 5 lakh Indian professionals with automation skills by 2027 

UiPath, a US-based enterprise automation software company, aims to empower 500,000 Indians with artificial intelligence (AI) and automation skills by 2027, according to a company statement.

The announcement came during the 2024 UiPath Academic Summit in Bengaluru, where the company introduced various initiatives to enhance upskilling opportunities for Indians.

The programs are designed to provide access and opportunities for Indians to embrace new roles in the age of AI and automation. 

UiPath is extending its collaboration with FutureSkills Prime, a joint venture of Nasscom and the electronics and IT ministry. It intends to introduce two additional learning plans tailored for business analysts and test automation professionals. These new course maps address the growing demand for skilled automation professionals in India, aiming to establish inclusive and accessible pathways for individuals entering emerging job roles.

To promote broader access to digital upskilling opportunities, UiPath plans to offer 100 scholarships annually for the next three years to economically disadvantaged individuals pursuing UiPath certifications. The company is collaborating with its ecosystem to introduce automated interview opportunities for graduates from UiPath Academic Alliance partner institutions.

This platform will provide opportunities for internships and full-time roles, allowing individuals with UiPath certifications to access entry-level jobs within the UiPath ecosystem.

UiPath is poised to establish 50 automation skills labs across various colleges in India, broadening the scope for students to enhance their automation skills and expertise. These dedicated facilities, scheduled to be operational by the second half of 2024, will emphasize skills development, innovation, and research.

“The advent of AI and automation opens India’s economy and population to vast new opportunities, and this must be supported with a dedicated commitment to elevating the skills and expertise available in the market. UiPath recognizes the value and urgency in ensuring equitable access to skills training and development, and these new initiatives by the UiPath Academic Alliance underscore our commitment to this cause,” said Arun Balasubramanian, managing director – India and South Asia, UiPath.

Kirti Seth, CEO of Sector Skills Council Nasscom, said the collaboration with UiPath is a crucial step in realizing the vision of the Skill India Mission. 

“Automation fuelled by AI is transforming businesses and to leverage the growing opportunities, Sector Skills Council Nasscom is adapting education to meet industry demands with a focus on practical career development. UiPath’s efforts to skill half-a-million learners in India through the introduction of specialized learning plans for 1.7 million learners on the FutureSkills Prime platform will significantly contribute to a skilled workforce that’s ready to make Inevitable India a reality,” she said. 

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