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Infosys to set up education centre in Indianapolis

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It has also expanded its hiring plan

IT major Infosys will set up its U.S. education centre in Indianapolis to train American workers.

The objective is to arm them with skills for the digital future.

The company has also announced the expansion of its hiring plans for Indiana from 2,000 to 3,000 new jobs by the end of 2023.

The Indian IT major will provide an initial investment of $35 million to create the first 125,000 sq. ft. of development to transform the 70.5-acre site at the old Indianapolis airport terminal into its U.S. Education Centre, said Infosys in a filing with the BSE.

Infosys will break ground on this initial phase before the end of 2018 . The initial phased is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. The initial phase will comprise a training center and accommodate a 250-person residential facility. The centre will also serve as a hub for development of next-generation digital technologies.

Infosys’ vision for the finished site includes regeneration of the area to feature walkways, green spaces and recreational facilities. Using learnings and best practices from Infosys’ Global Education Center in Mysore, India—the world’s largest corporate university—and partnerships with academia and education providers, the initial training programmes at the visionary U.S. Education Centre will combine classroom-based and immersive, real-world learning focused on key competencies such as user experience, cloud, big data, and core technology and computer science skills. “We are excited to partner with Indiana to grow our U.S. presence by building our U.S. Education Centre here, which is dedicated to continuous learning and incubating the skills of the future,” said Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys.

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