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IBM unveils IT education tourism in India

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BANGALORE, INDIA: IBM today announced the launch of an education programme that will enable IT professionals and students to come to India and receive IBM certified training in Bangalore.

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To avail of this offer, an individual needs to register for a course from the IBM Power and IBM System Storage curriculum. All visa formalities, tickets and accommodation requirements are arranged and facilitated by an IBM Training Partner.

The IT Education tourism programme, slated to start in August 2009, is a unique initiative where IBM has partnered with Stratom IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd., India to introduce IT Education Tourism as a package for global students and IT professionals. IBM plans to target around 300 participants in India for a minimum of 30 days this year, said a press release.

Shailesh Agarwal, vice president - Sales Programs, Systems and Technology Group, IBM India/ South Asia said, this initiative comes at a time when globally organizations are cutting their IT budgets and exploring options to train their employees at lower cost without compromising on quality.

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“The IT industry demands constant learning and up-skilling of knowledge. Those participating will gain hassle-free world class education and training at competitive prices as well as exposure to India’s IT industry which is one of the world’s fastest growing, diverse and most matured IT markets in the world.”

As part of IBM education programme, the company will offer a comprehensive portfolio of technical training and education services for Systems designed for individuals, companies, and public organizations to acquire, maintain, and optimize their IT skills.

The new initiative will enable the students to be further equipped with leading IBM technologies like IBM Power and IBM System Storage. As part of the 30 days course, the students will also visit the IBM state of art solution center in Bangalore and receive a certification from IBM on the successful completion of the course.

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