TalentSprint Launches its Professional Skill Development Centre in Bangalore based out of IIIT Campus

B.V Naidu to head TalentSprint Karnataka
Signs an Expression of Interest with the Government of Karnataka to skill 150,000 professionals by creating a Global Talent Academy

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

TalentSprint, a pioneer in creating high performance professionals for the IT and BFSI industry, has launched its Bangalore Skill Development and Employability Centre which will be based out of IIIT campus. B.V. Naidu, formerly Director of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), will lead the company’s growth as Chairman of TalentSprint, Karnataka. The company has also signed an Expression of Interest with the Government of Karnataka to build a Global Talent Academy in the state.

An NSDC Partner Company with recent equity funding from Nexus Venture Partners, TalentSprint is a leader in employability and skilling with deep competence in IT and BFSI. The company has assembled a world class management team, created state-of-the art training facilities, developed industry relevant training content and a robust learning platform for remote delivery. As a result TalentSprint has been able to skill more than 3,000 trainees with more than 80% of the trainees finding ready employment across 100 companies.

Santanu Paul, Managing Director and CEO at TalentSprint, said, “We are excited that B.V. Naidu will spearhead TalentSprint in Karnataka. Karnataka is known for its excellent economic growth and visionary leadership in the IT sector, and he has been a big part of it. Our centre within the IIIT campus will create 1000 certified professionals within a year. It will serve as a hub for outsourced corporate learning and development, and an anchor for a college partner network”.

B.V. Naidu, Chairman TalentSprint Karnataka, announcing the signing of an Expression of Interest with Karnataka State Government said, “I am delighted to be a part of the TalentSprint leadership team. Developing quality talent to sustain growth of the state’s industry is absolutely essential. We propose to set up a Global Talent Academy (GTA) in close partnership with the state of Karnataka to train entry level professionals. GTA will conceive, design and deliver multiple programs to cater to requirement of skilled workforce for the IT/ITeS and Banking industry in Karnataka.”

Shri Vidyashankar, Principal Secretary, Commerce and Industries and IT, BT & S&T said that, "We welcome TalentSprint to Karnataka. The government will extend all the necessary support to make Global Talent Academy a great success. Such an initiative is the need of the hour to achieve Karnataka ICT targets of 20 Lac employment."

S. Sadagopan, Founder and Director IIIT Bangalore, commented, “I am happy that TalentSprint is starting operations in our campus. IIIT will be working closely with TalentSprint in addressing the challenge of availability of industry-ready talent in Karnataka in line with the ICT target for 2020.”

About TalentSprint
TalentSprint (www.talentsprint.com) is a pioneer in creating high performance professionals for the global IT and BFSI industry through fast-track transformations. TalentSprint offers employability programs that are delivered by best-of-class industry practitioners using experiential learning and iPEARL, its proprietary technology platform. The industry-relevant programs, targeted at young professionals during or after they graduate from college, greatly improve their prospects of getting employed.

The company has successfully graduated 3,000 professionals that have been recruited by 100+ leading companies in the IT and BFSI sector. TalentSprint has world class learning facilities in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and a strong College Partner Network.

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