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TalentQuest partners with PES University, Unity Tech to launch AR/VR Centre of Excellence

Anil Urs Bengaluru | Updated on July 28, 2018 Published on July 28, 2018

TalentQuest, a talent management and learning solutions company, launched academic Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Centre of Excellence (COE) in association with PES University and Unity Technologies.

The COE managed by TalentQuest will provide a one-year AR/VR certification programme, resulting in a diploma from PES University. While, Unity Technologies would provide licenses of its software for hands-on learning at the COE.

“The gap between the AR/VR talent available and the talent required is growing, which is why this is the ideal time to establish a physical space in India to equip our citizens with the skills they need to excel in the existing job landscape,” said Dr Frank Merrit, CEO of TalentQuest.

He further added “With the help of PES University and Unity, we’re proud to help address this critical need.”

AR/VR adoption is gaining popularity in a competitive market, with AR/VR headsets and eyewear shipments projected to grow to 4.9 million units this year (25 per cent increase) reaching $1.2 billion in revenue (18 per cent increase).

“This certification program is aimed at making the candidate employable across job roles in AR/VR, Mixed Reality for gaming and non-gaming domains, applications and products. This programme is immensely beneficial for professionals wishing to upgrade their skills and boost their career. Taught by industry experts the programme will impart knowledge and develop industry standard skills through hands-on experiential learning on Unity development platform and live projects. We have also setup an AR and VR experiential centre at the PES Banashankari Campus for people to appreciate AR and VR, its applications and the underlying difference between the applications” said Yogish Shanbhag, President, Global Learning Solutions, TalentQuest.

Speaking on the launch, Ramesh A, Head of Education-APAC and COEs, Unity Technologies said, “We are excited to launch the Centre of Excellence for AR/VR considering the enormous adoption rate of AR/VR in mainstream sectors. And on the same lines, we look forward to helping the talent build a thriving and innovative AR/VR ecosystem in India to its full potential with the help of the CoE.”

“PES is thrilled to work with TalentQuest in developing AR/VR skilled talent in India,” said Professor Ajoy Kumar, COO of PES University. “We have always believed in developing a framework to curate technical and proficient individuals, creating an employable and productive talent pool”.

Published on July 28, 2018
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