Tomorrow's Leaders Of Brazilian Tech Sector Graduate Today
First-ever group of Brazilians to Study at Infosys Global Education Center are Honored at Formal Ceremony
Belo Horizonte, Brazil - January 31, 2013: Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology recently celebrated the graduation of 39 students from Brazil who studied last year at its state-of-the-art Global Education Center in Mysore, India.
The regional Brazilian government of Minas Gerais collaborated with Infosys to send the group of students and young professionals to the Infosys Global Education Center at the company's Mysore campus, between June and November, 2012. Their training focused on Internet-based technologies while they stayed at the largest corporate training facility in the world which trains close to 12,000 students each year.
The graduation ceremony, held on January 25, 2013 at the stately Palacio Tiradentes in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, marks the first-ever class of technology students from the country to study at this center in India. The 39 graduates come from Brazilian universities, post-graduate programs, and expanding technology firms.
"The graduates will benefit from their Infosys experience throughout their careers because a key component is presenting core training with new education models so they can continue to grow and learn on their own," said Puneet Gill, Head of Infosys Brazil. "This class of graduates competed and performed equally with students from around the world. Yet I see a greater achievement for our Brazilian students since they accomplished their training in English, a foreign language for them."
Brazil and India make up half of the so-called BRIC nations. Along with Russia and China, they are fastest and largest markets expected to develop over the next two decades, according to many leading economists. Both India and Brazil have focused on training their citizens for the impending technology boom in their respective countries. A number of multinational companies are investing in Brazil, and Infosys has plans to expand its presence and commitment to the local economy, according to Mr. Gill.
Mr. Gill said that Infosys will continue to work with the government of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais to decide how to build upon this first class of successful training.