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Global digital company funding its employees to earn online Master’s degrees from Amrita

June 16, 2022 - 10:25
Global digital company funding its employees to earn online Master’s degrees from Amrita

Orion Innovation will sponsor its staff with advanced education through Amrita AHEAD, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s new online degree initiative. Orion is a leading digital transformation and product development services firm based in the US. The company and Amrita signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enable its employees to earn a Master’s in Computer Applications (MCA) while working at Orion. 

The MCA coursework is offered online through Amrita AHEAD’s state of the art learning management system and includes live weekly sessions with Amrita’s faculty. The program features immersive learning and online laboratory training in AI, machine learning, cybersecurity, and other critical areas of computing.  

“We are thrilled to offer our people an opportunity to earn an MCA at Amrita, one of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions,” said Horst Gallo, Chief People Officer of Orion.  

“This new program demonstrates our ongoing commitment to personal development and learning to help our employees advance their education and careers, a key tenant of Orion’s corporate values. We value a growth mindset and the drive to learn, and we have strong relationships with universities in many of our key delivery locations across the world.” 

Amrita AHEAD’s online degree programs focus on an all-rounded individualized learning trajectory to enhance and diversify one’s career growth pathways while integrating Amrita’s philosophy of ‘Education for Life and Education for Living’. While education for a living is essential for success in the academic and material sense, education for life equips young people with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead an ethical and beneficial existence. 

“The curriculum is packed with industry-tailored specializations to empower its graduates with real world problem-solving skills,” said Dr. P. Venkat Rangan, Amrita’s Vice-Chancellor.  

“Even more enriching is the Education for Life approach of Amrita’s world-renowned Chancellor, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, which imbibes eternal human values in students, transforming them into harmonious team players in their respective industry work settings.” 

Rooted in engineering and design thinking, along with a unique combination of agility, scale and maturity, Orion’s team of over 6,000 associates helps Fortune 1000 companies improve efficiencies, enhance customer experiences, and develop new digital offerings. Through its delivery centers in North America, Europe, India and Latin America, the company serves clients across the high tech, telecom, media & entertainment, professional services, financial services, and healthcare industries. 

Amrita AHEAD is one of many personal development benefits offered to Orion employees and in the future, will expand to include other programs, such as a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). The program has been customized to accommodate employees working full-time. 

Pradeep Menon is the EVP, Digital Transformation Services Delivery at Orion. He added, “Continuous learning has always been highly valued at Orion. Programs like this will boost continuous learning, take skill development to the next level, and prepare our employees for the future.  

“By advancing our employees’ education and providing opportunities to work on ground-breaking projects, we create a learning-rich environment. We are excited to launch this latest training program and to find new ways to expand the relationship across our global delivery centers.” 

Orion is a unique player in the digital transformation space. As a mid-sized firm, it provides a close-knit, enthralling work environment for its employees. They can be an integral part of a client team on digital transformation projects at some of the world’s most prestigious organizations. 

Amrita AHEAD’s innovative and award-winning pedagogic practices provide experiential learning, allowing freshers and working professionals anytime access and flexibility with personalized mentorship and interactivity. Amrita’s UGC entitled future-ready degree programs are offered jointly with industry stalwarts and reputed national and international faculty that equip and expose students to address real-life applications. 

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