San Jose-based robotic process automation company Automation Anywhere and deep tech education platform TalentSprint have teamed up to build an RPA workforce.
The new partnership will bring Automation Anywhere certification to college students and create a ready-to-deploy workforce of RPA professionals.
Hyderabad-headquartered TalentSprint is a deep tech education platform for professionals. The companies have launched a talent development centre initiative for India. As a part of the new initiative, TalentSprint will also conduct boot camps, online classes and practice labs, with certifications offered by Automation Anywhere.
An RPA software essentially automates repetitive, ruled-based tasks.
“In a fast-changing digital world, the skills that companies expect and require are shifting rapidly. The RPA revolution will have profound implications on future career trajectories. We are certain that India will serve as a major talent hub for our ecosystem,” said Milan Sheth, executive vice president for IMEA at Automation Anywhere.
“At TalentSprint, we continue to expand our portfolio of deep tech programs for young and experienced professionals who seek to build career for tomorrow,” said Dr Santanu Paul, chief executive officer and managing director, TalentSprint.”
Softbank-backed Automation Anywhere claims to have big plans for India, In August, the company said it is planning to invest $100 million in India over the next three to five years. The investment will mainly focus on research and development and to hire more people in the Indian development centres.
The RPA software firm said it had deployed around 1.5 million bots for its customers as of August 2019 and was planning to reach its three million target by the end of this year.
Earlier this year, Automation Anywhere had announced a collaboration with Microsoft to bring web-based RPA platform to customers in the Azure cloud.
In August 2019, NIIT Limited announced a workshop with the collaboration of Automation Anywhere to deliver comprehensive RPA workshops to developers, students and IT professionals across India.
Automation Anywhere has been around for about 15 years but had stayed out of the limelight until 2018. That year, the company raised a whopping $550 million in one of the largest-ever Series A rounds.