Corel intros certification program for design pros

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NEW DELHI, INDIA: Corel has launched the Corel Certification Program in India to provide a platform to design students and professionals to validate their product skills and knowledge in CorelDRAW software.


In the last few years, India has become the hub for design outsourcing for MNC’s and foreign corporate’s who are seeking the support of Indian design companies or professional designers for the excellent quality and desirable output.

"In India, opportunities for skilled designers are growing rapidly as industry requirements continue to expand. The new Corel Training and Certification Program demonstrates our commitment to the career development and success of designers in India,” said Gavin Watson, Director of Sales for Corel.

According to the release, the company has introduced two levels of certifications, Corel Certified Designer and Corel Certified Expert, in the program.


Students who are pursuing their studies in any domain or even those who have dropped out of their academic studies can appear in Corel Certified Designer test to assess their entry-level skills in CorelDRAW.

While, the recommended eligibility criteria to appear in Corel Certified Expert test is minimum 2-years of working experience in graphic designing to certify their mastered advanced-level skills in CorelDRAW, added the release.

Sathish Venugopal, country manager, India Subcontinent for Corel Corporation in India said, "With the Corel Certification Program, our aim is to reach metros, B&C class cities, where creative talents are already present and are seeking opportunities to build career in designing profession."

"Employers who recruit certified staff experience in the company will result in increasing competence, higher productivity and reducing turnover, hence, leading to greater ROI,” concluded Venugopal.