NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fullstack Academya technology education provider, today announced its partnership with upGrad, Asia’s largest higher education technology company, to introduce cybersecurity and data analytics bootcamps in India. Bootcamps will be offered online through the Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education (Caltech CTME), one of the best universities in the world. This is Fullstack’s first international partnership.
Fullstack Academy is one of the oldest and most successful technology bootcamp providers in the United States. Since its inception in 2012, Fullstack has helped over 4,200 young professionals and career changers enter the growing tech industry. Its graduates have landed jobs at Fortune 100 companies such as Amazon, Google and Facebook.
“Introducing our Caltech certificate programs in India in partnership with upGrad, one of the fastest growing information technology companies in the world, significantly advances Fullstack’s mission to transform lives and communities through technology education,” said Jerrad Tausz, president of Fullstack Academy. “Professionals are looking for flexible ways to learn new skills while adapting to the changing workforce of today. Through these bootcamps, Indian students will develop the skills needed to take on high-paying and in-demand tech jobs across the country.
While much of India’s labor market has suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic, application for tech jobs has increased dramatically. Across the country, the number of employees requiring digital skills will need to increase ninefold by 2025, according to a report ordered by Amazon Web Services. the the five most in-demand digital skills in India are cloud architecture design; software operations support; development of websites, games or software; large-scale data modeling; and cybersecurity skills, according to the report.
“The pandemic-induced demand for cloud skills and related roles has indeed contributed to widening the skills gap in the country,” said upGrad co-founder Phalgun Kompalli. “Therefore, we are constantly assessing market needs and identifying effective online education opportunities that will not only prepare students for the job market, but also address the global supply and demand crisis plaguing the the employment ecosystem Our strategic partnership with Fullstack Academy to bring Caltech’s programs closer to Indian professionals is a groundbreaking initiative and is also aimed at boosting the country’s GDP.
Bootcamp students will earn a certificate of completion from Caltech and receive professional support from upGrad, including networking sessions and interview preparation.
“Caltech CTME is bringing these intensive certificate programs to India to meet a critical need of the local professionals and employers we serve,” said Dr. Rick Hefner, Executive Director of Caltech CTME. “Local learners can experience hands-on live sessions on data analytics or cybersecurity that are of the same rigor and quality as Caltech CTME’s US-based bootcamp programs. Through our partnership with upGrad and Fullstack Academy, we offer programs in India alongside our US-based programs, bringing value to enterprises and their distributed teams looking to upskill in the rapidly changing technology landscape.
The 26-week Caltech Certificate Programs powered by Fullstack Academy are designed for professionals with little or no technical background, teaching skills that qualify its participants for high-paying, in-demand tech jobs in India and beyond. The 2022 Data analysis and cybersecurity cohorts will start in March and April respectively.
About Fullstack Academy
Fullstack Academy is a national technology education provider based in New York. Founded in 2012, it offers web development, cybersecurity, data analytics, and DevOps bootcamps at its New York campus and online. Fullstack Academy also offers the Grace Hopper Program, an immersive software engineering course for female students+, in addition to partnerships with leading universities nationwide, including Virginia Tech, Caltech CTME, and Louisiana State University. Graduates have been hired by Google, Facebook, Amazon, Fortune 100 companies and startups. Fullstack Academy is part of the Zovio Network (Nasdaq: ZVO). For more information, visit www.fullstackacademy.com.
upGrad began in 2015 as a pioneer in the online education revolution, focused on the career success of a global workforce of over 1.3 billion people. It is one of the few integrated lifelong learning technology companies in the world – spanning from college student to working professional in the 18-60 age bracket and through junior high school courses. undergraduate, campus and employment related programs, study abroad, short form to executive degree, masters and doctorate programs. It has a learner base of over 2 million in 100 countries and over 300 university partners and a robust business with a customer base of 1,000 companies worldwide. upGrad’s global learning engine is built on four pillars: (a) its extensive repository of original and owned content and intellectual property, (b) its own proprietary, best-in-class technology platform, (c) its human-led delivery service supported by coaches and mentors, and (d) an 85% course completion record, backed by a guaranteed performance of 80% incremental career outcomes. Already dubbed a leader in superior EdTech in Asia, it has offices in the UK, US, Middle East, India, Singapore and Vietnam, and a presence in many other countries. Visit the upGrad website to learn more: https://www.upgrad.com/us.
The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that brings together some of the world’s brightest minds and most innovative tools to answer fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges. Caltech rewards excellence and ambition. The contributions of Caltech faculty and alumni have earned national and international recognition, including 46 Nobel Prizes and more than 60 national science media outlets. The Institute operates the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for NASA.