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NEWS

Accenture opens Advanced Technology Center in Coimbatore , India

Director , Lead – Advanced Technology Centers in India , Accenture . “ The expansion will unlock new avenues for local talent and support our people looking for greater location flexibility .
“ As we continue to further expand our facilities and capabilities in India , we are recruiting people who have deep skills in platforms , cloud , data and AI , metaverse and related areas .”

Accenture has opened its newest

Advanced Technology Center in India ( ATCI ) located in Coimbatore , Tamil Nadu . Part of Accenture ’ s global delivery network , the new facility will focus on building and delivering transformative technology services for global clients across industries .
“ We are committed to expanding our presence to tier-two cities and Coimbatore is a preferred choice as the city is home to some of India ’ s leading educational institutions and has emerged as a critical talent hub for technology professionals ,” said Mahesh Zurale , Senior Managing
Accenture is among the top employers in the country , recognized for its market leading people policies , investing in learning and development , and for offering boundaryless career opportunities across deep technology areas and industry domains . It is also widely recognized for its long-standing commitment to building a culture of equality and is among the first companies globally to set a goal of achieving a gender balanced workforce by 2025 .

Ericsson and KMUTT partner to build a 5G ready workforce in Thailand

Ericsson and King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi ( KMUTT ) are partnering to support Thai students to build 5G ICT skills for the future .

The partnership will provide KMUTT students with access to ‘ Ericsson Educate ,’ Ericsson ’ s online education initiative that supplements the students ’ ongoing technical studies with courses that aim to strengthen their ICT skills and increase their job readiness .
The partnership supports the country in preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution ( Industry 4.0 ) and in turn , gives a boost to the digital economy .
‘ Ericsson Educate ’ is a digital skills portal that provides learning materials on key technologies , including 5G and related technologies such as Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) and Machine Learning , automation , Blockchain , cloud computing , data science , Internet of Things ( IoT ) and telecommunications .
The content from the ‘ Ericsson Educate ’ portal , allows students and lecturers to access quality digital learning resources from Ericsson ’ s 145-years ’ experience in telecommunications and ICT .
Ericsson will provide access to KMUTT students in faculties of engineering and innovation . KMUTT will map the courses available in the Ericsson Educate portal against the courses that the university offers , to allow students to use the courses to earn credits towards academic degrees and micro-credentials . Ericsson will also provide subject matter experts as guest lecturers on relevant topics pre-selected by KMUTT . Around 2,000 students are expected to benefit from this program in the first year alone .
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