Aptech enters BFSI sector, to fill skill deficit

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Aptech-new-logoAptech Ltd, a leading provider of training and education in animation VFX, IT Education, hardware networking sector, etc., has now forayed into the banking and financial services sector to meet the skill deficit through its Aptech Banking & Finance Academy. The global training provider will soon offer a Certified Banking Specialist programme at its centres.

The programme has been designed to offer new-age banking skills in front office and banking operations, the company said in a press release. The course will be initially offered in select 21 centers this year, and will be expanded to 100 by next year. Aptech also plans to add more programmes for other financial services sectors.

According to the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the BFSI sector will witness creation of 1.5 million new jobs by 2016-17. Lack of skilled human resource is one of the biggest impediments to the projected growth of the sector.

“While the Indian banking industry is expected to become the third largest in the world by 2025, the biggest hurdle is the lack of skilled human assets. We have taken up this mission to fill this skill deficit in the industry by empowering 5,000 people every year with the skills required,” Executive Director Anuj Kacker stated in the release.

The ACBS programme offers a curriculum that has been curated using learning activities based on case-studies and live market scenarios, the company added.