Wetherby-based training provider Pitman Training is expanding into India following recent contract wins in Nigeria, Zimbabwe and the Cayman Islands.
The firm which turns 160 this year has partnered with Franchise India to work towards changing the face of education and training for careers across India, through computer-based learning initiatives.
Having shared her insights into the industry at the Indian Education Congress, in Delhi last month, Pitman Training’s MD Clare Lister has been at the forefront of discussions.
Claire said: “There is a big focus on British Education in India – it is a growing education market with massive investment in up-skilling the population as well as individuals investing high proportions of their income into education.
“This provides a great opportunity for Pitman Indian franchisees to take a strong British brand and use it to fit the demand for skills, aligning with UK Qualifications, which are heavily in demand.
“This agreement comes as part of global growth across the education sector in international territories which have welcomed the British model of education, and the Pitman brand.”
Pitman has been teaching shorthand in India since the turn of the 20th Century, returning now to introduce the modern ‘equivalents’ in office training into the workplace, focused on vocational training and career development.
Talks are already ongoing with some of India’s leading educational institutes around the first opening of centres later in 2015 and it’s expected there will be a significant number of Pitman Training centres across India by the end of the year.