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Linkserve, Talentedge signs pact to expand footprint

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Talentedge, (erstwhile KarROX), India’s premier Education Company driving employability and enhancement has signed a Master Franchise Agreement with Linkserve Group, a Nigeria-based premier Internet company to help Talentedge aggressively expand into the African continent.

The deal was signed by Chima Onyekwere (OON), Founder/Chairman, Linkserve Group and Aditya Malik, managing director, and Sreedevi Sreekumar, head International Business of Talentedge. Talentedge, through its multiple product lines, offers a bouquet of learning courses like individual learning programs, campus learning programs, corporate education programs and government training programs.

This pact, according to the company, will bring to the Nigerian market, a rich bouquet of Technology Training applications that have already helped change IT learning in India and other developing nations.

The agreement would also allow Linkserve to open Training Centers and work with other sub-franchisees to increase the educational knowledge base in Nigeria for a better trained employment workforce. Speaking on the occasion, Aditya Malik said “We are extremely delighted to sign an agreement with Linkserve Group as part of our endeavor to change the landscape of education in Nigeria by introducing affordable and quality education for millions of students.

“Even though we have been operational in Nigeria as karROX, we are now re-entering the country with renewed vigor by partnering with a strong player IT Industry like Linkserve. We hope to replicate the high standards of education set by us in India in Nigeria. Onyekwere, said the partnership is in line with the company’s vision to bring to the Nigerian market quality educational training matched with the innovative spirit of Linkserve as a true IT Pioneer in Nigeria.

“Talentedge and Linkserve would help the Federal Government improve the quality of IT education and to ensure that Nigeria truly benefits from the increased advancement in this field”, he added.

Onyekwere also added that benefits from IT manpower outsourcing opportunities in the world today was immense. He further stated, that Talentedge operated in Nigeria before as KarRox, and now Talentedge with a larger bouquet of technology learning solutions.

TALENTEDGE aims to set the benchmark for quality and accessible education in both India and abroad.

Whether it is about providing executive education from leading universities or certifications from the best colleges in India and International certification bodies, Talentedge is always on the forefront of providing quality education to students. The company has also developed extensive application for training which includes the very popular and first of its kind “Direct To Desktop” solution where experienced and eminent faculty conducts live lectures on a virtual classroom and provides a classroom learning experience through its Cloud Campus. The offering leverages different technologies including the new bandwidth compression algorithm which allows a learner to use low bandwidth connection to access the real time and online learning experience in comparison to bandwidth and capital intensive alternate solutions.

The company promises that after each session of skillfully designed training program, students as well as employers are bound to see value from the experience.

With a history of 19 successful years, ‘Talentedge’ is among the India’s leading education companies, providing education for employability and career advancement. Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Talentedge is present across India in 28 cities and in other developed nations spreading across Africa, and South East Asia through a total of 40 centre.

With its strong and well-experienced management team blended with rich industry experience, the company has trained over 3,00,000 students and professionals over 90 locations worldwide. Talentedge is backed up by strong investor eco system of Lumis partners with robust industry connect. The company also boasts about having productive relationships with over 70 blue chip corporates like Bank of America, Accenture, Ericsson, KPMG etc. providing them corporate education programs for its employees.

The company also has a “Cloud Campus” to conduct classes on the Internet with HD clarity at home bandwidth for both individuals and enterprise segment. Linkserve, since its inception in 1996, has been at the forefront of providing quality Internet connections to the Nigerian market. A highly respected innovative company pioneered internet in Nigeria with its multi-hub deployments and now developing a unique niche in the managed services industry and Technology knowledge .

The pioneering work in deployment of ICT for the training of primary school students in States which is lauded as the first in Africa with Rivers State and several similar technology projects with government agencies and Tertiary institutions. Linkserve has an impressive awards including Pioneer ISP, Titan of Technology, Telecom awards on Broadband and ATCON Internet Innovation Award. With strong and dynamic management leadership, it continues to define the technology market and this new addition extends that definition.

 By: Ben Uzor Jr