The University of Central Asia (UCA) has joined the UiPath Academic Alliance programme, offering its students and staff training in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), a key technology recognised by top analysts for its potential to empower the next generation of workers with the skills of the future. This partnership will enable members of the UCA community to access the contents of the basic RPA courses, developed by UiPath, and gain RPA literacy and skills over the next three years.
“This can be especially helpful for UCA students, as it is hoped that through these basic courses, they will be better prepared for the workplaces of the future which are expected to be pervasively infused with automated and cognitive technologies,” noted Shaukat Ali Khan, Chief Information Officer at UCA. As UCA is gradually moving towards implementing a more IT-led environment, the courses can also help staff to be ready for adjusting and integrating into this IT pervasive environment.
“As the creators of the world's first open online training platform, democratising the access to RPA has been a priority for UiPath from the outset. Through our Academic Alliance initiative, we bring our technology closer to students and equip them with the knowledge and tools to be successful on the job market,” said Svetlana Anisimova, Russia Country Manager at UiPath. “ We are happy and proud to have been welcomed in many prestigious universities around the world and look forward to seeing UCA students benefit from their new skills in their future workplaces," she added.
UiPath launched the Academic Alliance in May 2019 as a framework for working with leading institutions, universities, and colleges to craft the global RPA knowledge ecosystem, and help graduates to fulfill the needs on the future job market through an inclusive community of educators. Through the programme, UiPath aims to train more than one million students, and partner with one thousand accredited institutions of higher learning globally over the next two years.
Built around the initiative to offer ‘a Robot for Every Student,’ the programme affords the ability to introduce RPA to the entire university, college or campus, whether the student is majoring in technology, business or any other field. The students can create their own software “assistants” to help them to prepare for classes, do faster and better research, search for financial aid or jobs, or even innovate a new process or solution to support non-profit work for the betterment of society.