SLIIT joins EMC Academic program
The Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) joined the
global EMC Academic Alliance program of EMC Corporation to bridge the
skills gap in the country due to the rapid development of the IT
industry. "SLIIT considers it of national importance to educate our
students on next-generation technologies. We are confident that the
partnership with EMC Corporation which offers world-class study programs
will allow our students to acquire relevant skills and make them
industry ready as they join the IT workforce," SLIIT Managing Director
and Chief Executive Officer, Prof Lalith Gamage said.
"The program cultivates talents globally and we are working with the
best universities and technology education institutions in the world. We
are proud to have a premier IT institution such as SLIIT which produces
the largest number of IT graduates in Sri Lanka," he said.
"We aim to provide EMC's experience in emerging technology areas to
SLIIT students, who play a major role in the fast growing IT sector in
the country," said EMC Academic Alliance Program, South Asia and Russia,
Head, Krishna Kant.
"We have seen a 40 percent growth annually and providing training for
professionals in the market is essential. While offering an integrated
study program, EMC courses will also include specialised programs to
cater to needs of the IT industry," he said.
EMC provides IT professionals the skills needed to successfully
implement transformational technologies in their organisations.
The aim of the EMC Academic Alliance program is to produce a
sufficient number of IT professionals to fuel industry growth which is
expected to become a billion dollar industry by 2016, he said.
SLIIT is one of the first institutes in Sri Lanka to partner EMC and
offer Information Storage and Management as part of its curriculum. The
course will be a part of the IT engineering curriculum for students in
the final year. SLIIT will also offer advanced courses from EMC in
emerging technology areas such as cloud computing, backup recovery
systems and architecture and data science and big data analytics.
It will also provide instructor training, teaching resources and
course materials to expand the SLIIT's expertise and knowledge in line
with industry trends. SJ