UBI Academy by Olive Group, an Irish-founded EdTech company headquartered in Dublin, announces 200 scholarships in Kerala, India. The fully-funded scholarship will be offered for its 1-year motion design program followed by 12 months paid internship with an aim to make students industry-ready. The course is designed keeping in mind the market trends witnessing a high demand of individuals skilled in graphics, animation, UX, AR & VR among the many arenas of designing.
Supported by Enterprise Ireland, Olive Group has introduced the program to boost innovation in moving media and design with international curriculum at the UBI Academy in India. The program is a career pivot for working professionals as well as graduates aspiring employment in the areas. Additionally, programs curated for high-school students and young graduates are available as well.
Elaborating the intricacies of the program, Kailas Satheesan, Chief Operating Officer at Olive Group said, “Indians have a high potential of adapting new tech trends and they keep exploring opportunities to upskill for better employability. Thus, our main motto to start this program is to fill the skill gap, and train and absorb students to meet the high job-market demand. Besides, the idea behind initiating the scholarship program in Kerala is the verve of individuals to learn and establish a successful career in motion designing and associated technology as per the evolving trends. The appetite of the people in Kerala indicates the bright future of tomorrow and a growth trajectory in the aligned industries.”
Olive Group is creating opportunities in fields like graphics, animation, UX, AR, VR, etc. that are the new niche in innovating solutions. Elaborating on the same, Conor Fahy, Regional Director, Middle East, Africa, India at Enterprise Ireland highlighted, “Innovation holds a very important place in Ireland and we at Enterprise Ireland believe in encouraging and supporting innovative ideas. Olive Group’s high-end training courses aim to help more people access quality education and to help businesses onboard, train and upskill staff is one of them. I am delighted that the Government of Ireland, through Enterprise Ireland has been instrumental in supporting the company through its sustainable enterprise Ireland fund. I am certain that Olive Group through UBI Academy will empower the aspiring individuals through fully-funded scholarships and the world-class program in motion designing. This will further boost the global economy as opportunities in sectors like gaming, designing, media, entertainment, etc. which are emerging in the current scenario.” The development of Olive Group has been supported by Enterprise Ireland.
Further explaining how the course will impact the learners, Satheesan stated, “At UBI Academy, we are incorporating the globally acclaimed curriculum to train the students with employable and job-ready skills. The students will also get one-year paid internships in Olive Group, its subsidiaries, partner companies and more than 500 tier-1 companies like Microsoft. In addition to being at par with industry standards, giving students skills and tools to find promising job opportunities, the scholarship is a major motivation for aspirants to pursue the program.”
Since its establishment in 2006, the Olive Group has trained more than two million people across the world and created digital learning content in multiple languages across fields. It also intends to introduce coding for the aspiring learners to uplift the future workforce. Employing 600 people across 12 countries, Olive Group produces world-class digital content using the latest technological innovations to engage learners and save businesses 85% of the costs associated with the delivery of classroom-based training courses.
Interested high school graduates, graduates in any field from AA or A+ grade colleges accredited by Indian or foreign universities can apply and students in the final semester can apply for the program through a registration form available on the website ubi.academy/scholarship-program/ and appear for a general aptitude tests. The same will be conducted online/ offline at Ubi Academy campus in Trivandrum followed by personal interviews. Students will be shortlisted based on the test performance. Besides, students with DAT (Design aptitude test) or CEED (common entrance test for design) are eligible for direct entry to the course. Additionally, Professionals looking for a career pivot can apply.