TalentQuest Partners with PES University, Unity to Launch India's First and Only Academic AR/VR CoE in Bangalore

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The gap between the AR/VR talent available and the talent required is growing, which is why this is the ideal time to establish a physical space in India to equip our citizens with the skills they need to excel in the existing job landscape.

TalentQuest, a global talent management and learning solutions company, has launched India’s first Academic AR/VR Center of Excellence (CoE) in association with PES University, a private university in Bengaluru, India, and Unity Technologies, the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform that powers more than 60 percent of all AR/VR content. Managed by TalentQuest, the center will provide a one-year AR/VR certification program, resulting in a diploma from PES University. Unity will provide licenses of its software for hands-on learning at the Centre of Excellence.

“The gap between the AR/VR talent available and the talent required is growing, which is why this is the ideal time to establish a physical space in India to equip our citizens with the skills they need to excel in the existing job landscape,” said Dr. Frank Merritt, CEO of TalentQuest. “With the help of PES University and Unity, we’re proud to help address this critical need.”

“This certification program is aimed at making the candidate employable across job roles in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality for gaming and non-gaming domains, applications and products. This program is immensely beneficial for professionals wishing to upgrade their skills and boost their career. Taught by industry experts, the program will impart knowledge and develop industry standard skills through hands-on experiential learning on the Unity development platform and live projects. We have also setup an AR and VR experiential center at the PES Banashankari Campus for people to appreciate AR and VR, its applications, and the underlying difference between the applications” said Yogish Shanbhag, President, Global Learning Solutions, TalentQuest.

AR/VR adoption is gaining popularity in a competitive market, with AR/VR headsets and eyewear shipments projected to grow to 4.9 million units this year (25 percent increase) reaching USD 1.2 billion in revenue (18 percent increase).

Speaking on the launch, Ramesh A, head of Education - APAC and COEs, Unity Technologies said, “We are excited to launch the Centre of Excellence for AR/VR considering the enormous adoption rate of AR/VR in mainstream sectors. And on the same lines, we look forward to helping the talent build a thriving and innovative AR/VR ecosystem in India to its full potential with the help of the CoE”.

“PES is thrilled to work with TalentQuest in developing AR/VR skilled talent in India,” said Professor Ajoy Kumar, COO of PES University. “We have always believed in developing a framework to curate technical and proficient individuals, creating an employable and productive talent pool”.

About TalentQuest
At TalentQuest, we offer the most comprehensive talent ecosystem in the industry. We sit at the intersection of Talent Management and Talent Development, and catalyze success with behavioral science and our proprietary “Talent Intelligence”. We help organizations solve their talent challenges and maximize the potential of each employee. A true innovator in the industry, TalentQuest’s solutions are used by leading organizations worldwide.
For additional information, visit http://www.talentquest.com, follow us on Twitter (@TalentQuest), or connect with us on LinkedIn.

About PES University
PES University, located in Bangalore, India is one of the country’s leading teaching and research universities which operate the PES Group of Institutes.

About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is the creator of a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. Unity’s powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games, boosting productivity, and connecting with audiences including Unity Ads, Unity Analytics, Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Collaborate, Unity Connect and Unity Certification. Unity Technologies serves millions of registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.unity3d.com and to see the latest games and experiences created in Unity, go to https://unity.com/madewith.

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