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Veranda Learning Solutions Limited (“Veranda”), today announced the launch of Veranda Acacia, a comprehensive learning platform aimed to bridge the workplace-ready IT skills gap in India, through a nationwide network, with the signup of its first set of Delivery Centres across 25 locations.

The Acacia Phase 1 programs for Full Stack Web Development, Cloud and DevOps, as well as Data Science are aligned to Competency Standards developed by SSC NASSCOM in collaboration with Industry and approved by Government of India. IT-ITES Sector Skills Council NASSCOM is the national standard-setting body for IT Skills set up under the aegis of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Ministry of Skills Development & Entrepreneurship of the Government of India (GOI). The programs are based on an outcome-oriented approach that focuses on enhancing the learners’ employability quotient through a 100% practice oriented and industry-aligned curriculum, a regimental pedagogy, and a robust placement support mechanism

Acacia programs (career tracks) are fully aligned to the contemporary and emerging needs of the skilled workforce at IT industries, based on regular interactions with partner organisations, to provide them with work-ready college graduates. These career tracks are offered to the undergraduate and postgraduate students, both at Acacia’s Delivery Partner Centres and in institutional campuses. A total of six career tracks are offered, three each in Phase 1 and Phase 2, namely Full Stack Web Development, Cloud and DevOps, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Mobile App Development, and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

All the learners enrolling in Acacia’s career track are not just trained for the employment aligned tech stacks, but also provided with an all-round placement support encompassing technical and non-technical interview preparation, soft-skills training, resume, and portfolio building and mock interviews. The learners will have access to its one-of-a-kind placement terminal with direct feed to the recruiters while creating interview opportunities for all the learners who meet the performance criteria. After successfully completing the above mentioned aligned courses, and passing the SSC NASSCOM assessment, learners will be eligible for GoI Incentive scheme.

Through the FutureSkills Prime program, the Ministry of IT and NASSCOM have built an aggregator of aggregators platform to build an ecosystem of partners who will work together with us to bridge the yawning gap between the supply and demand of talent skilled in the digital technologies.

Veranda Acacia, a comprehensive learning platform aims to bridge the workplace-ready IT skills gap in India