(BlockBar) UiPath, the leading robotic process automation (RPA) company, announces its Academic Alliance program in ASEAN, following partnerships with leading institutes of higher learning such as Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Institute of Technical Education, ITE College West, Asia Pacific College (APC) in the Philippines and King Mongkut’s University of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) in Thailand.
Through the Academic Alliance, UiPath will work with educational institutions to equip students with critical automation skills, teach them how to leverage RPA in the workplace and prepare them to work alongside software robots. UiPath aims to train over 50,000 students and professionals in ASEAN over the next three years for the automated workforce of the future.
“Economic development is not just a technological goal, it is also a human one,” says Tom Clancy, Senior Vice President for Learning at UiPath, adding “The ASEAN region is going through a period of rapid economic and technological transformation and the workplace of the future will look very different to the workplace of today. We need to prepare and train our youth for a more automated future, one where the ability to work alongside robots will be as important as the skills they bring to bear. That is why UiPath is committed to training more than one million students globally in the next three years as we understand that education and re-skilling are vital if we are to thrive in a digital future.”
The UiPath RPA courses will be incorporated into existing curriculum offered by higher learning institutions in ASEAN, helping to institutionalise RPA within academia and prepare students and educators with in-demand automation skills. The courses will be developed by UiPath Academic Alliance instructors who will train and qualify educators who, once certified, will be able to teach students and other educators.
UiPath will provide content to educate students with RPA, teach how automation is applied to business processes, and equip technical students with RPA Developer skills. UiPath shall provide the curriculum, course content, UiPath software platform, learning materials, regular educator training and tools. Where possible, UiPath shall also connect academic institutions with UiPath’s own customers to facilitate on-the-job learning.
Since its announcement in October 2018, more than 100 colleges and universities have adopted RPA as part of their curriculums, allowing students to develop skills needed for the Jobs of the Future.