Dalian: India’s IT learning solutions provider NIIT Ltd is opening up a training centre here in Northeast China, further expanding its footprint in the world’s fastest-growing major economy.
“The centre will come up in August and we are planning to train around 1,000 professionals in our first year of operation in Dalian. Later, we are aiming to scale it up to 10,000 a year in the next three years,” said NIIT president Prakash Menon here today.
The Delhi-based company also signed a MoU with Shui On Land to set up training facilities inside an upcoming software park being built by the top Chinese real estate developer in Dalian, an IT hub.
The MoU was signed at the China International Software and Information Service Fair 2008 (CISIS) between NIIT chief executive Vijay Thadani and Shui On Land chairman Vincent Lo here.
“As China moves from a manufacturing-led economy to service-led economy, the IT services sector offers huge growth opportunities for companies,” he said. China would continue to grow at 8 - 10% per annum in the next few years and there was immense potential for IT training and education in the country, he said.
NIIT has presence in 172 locations across 65 cities in China and has training tie-ups with over 150 colleges and universities.