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Students get professional training for job opportunities in the booming BFSI sector

PUNE: IT training and education firm Aptech Ltd is all set to adopt a brand new avatar by venturing into a previously unchartered territory. The company is setting up the Aptech Banking and Finance Academy with a mission to fill the predicted skill deficit in the BFSI sector.

According to National Skill Development Corporation, 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. With the newly launched Banking and Finance Academy, Aptech has taken up the challenge to fill this deficit. 

The Aptech Certified Banking Specialist (ACBS) program offered by the Aptech Banking and Finance Academy has been designed to offer new age banking skills in front office and banking operations. The course will be initially offered in select 21 centers this year but will be expanded to 100 centers by next year. Aptech also plans to add more programs for other financial services sectors under the same course. 

Commenting on the development, Mr. Anuj Kacker, Executive Director, Aptech Ltd said, "BFSI is one of the fastest growing sectors in India. While the Indian banking industry expected to become third largest in the world by 2025, the biggest hurdle in its way of growth is the lack of skilled human assets. We have taken up this mission to fill this skill deficit in the industry by empower 5000 people every year with the skills required by a Certified Banking Specialist." 

The ACBS program offers a cutting edge curriculum that is has been curated specifically to meet the changing skill demands of the BFSI sector using learning activities based on case-studies and live market scenarios. 

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Aptech-launches-banking-and-finance-academy/articleshow/48285711.cms?

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