Demand rising for people with skills in open source tools: Red Hat

K. V. Kurmanath | | Updated on: May 28, 2018
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Signs pact with Guru Nanak Institutions to set up lab

Red Hat, a major global player in open source solutions, is planning to expand its outreach programme to create human resources with skills required for its clients.

Red Hat Academy, an arm of Red Hat, runs about 250 academies in various educational institutions in the country. “We have 1,000 such academies across the world. Of this, 500 are in the Asia-Pacific region,” Shirish Pandey, APAC Lead for Red Hat Academy, told BusinessLine .

The academy offers open source and Linux curriculum programmes in engineering colleges.

“There is a huge demand for those who can offer skills required for clients. Through the outreach programme, we train the students in seven courses, with each consuming 30-40 hours. For the seven courses, it takes about 200-300 hours in all,” he said.

Shirish was here for the launch of Red Hat’s academy at Guru Nanak Institutions.

The two organisations signed an agreement to set up the lab for the latter’s engineering students.

The demand for candidates with skills in open source tools is going up by 20-25 per cent annually in the country, he said.

“We will equip them with skills in cloud, middleware and DevOps Technologies. We have about 110 partners to deliver the courses. We also have a Faculty Development Programme to train the teachers,” Pandey said.

“Cloud services market is growing at 18.5 per cent. And cloud jobs are growing at a 22 per cent. We at GNI recognise that students need to be equipped with additional skills.

“B.Tech with add-on specialisation of Red Hat Cloud technologies will help our students find bright long-lasting careers,” said HS Saini, Managing Director, GNI.

The institute has invested ₹3 crore for setting up the lab.

Published on May 28, 2018

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