UiPath, the leading enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company, today announced that it has signed an Academic Alliance partnership with Bahçeşehir Uğur Educational Institutions, Bahçeşehir University and Bahçeşehir Technology Transfer Office in Istanbul, Turkey. Additionally, Bahçeşehir University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the RPA company’s Automation Ready Youth.
Both initiatives are meant to help build digital capabilities among Turkish youth, preparing them for the current and future workplace.
Having entered the partnership with UiPath Academic Alliance, five universities of BAU Global and K12 schools of Bahçeşehir College will educate 200,000 students in RPA and Artificial Intelligence (AI). UiPath will provide the faculties an RPA curriculum for both technical and non-technical students, guidelines and learning materials for educators, and access to laboratory work. To enable the universities to promote the curriculum to students, UiPath will also make promotional materials available.
With an aim to enable access to a critical STEM skill such as RPA, the UiPath Academic Alliance program empowers young students and experienced professionals to accelerate and thrive in the workplace of the future by accessing the company’s unparalleled RPA knowledge ecosystem. The UiPath Academic Alliance makes possible UiPath’s purpose to serve more than one million students and one thousand schools globally in the next three years.
Automation Ready Youth is an educational program through which UiPath aims to help children and teenagers aged 8-18 to learn automation technology and develop essential personal and professional skills for the jobs of the future.
At the signing ceremony, Tansu Yegen – Regional Vice President UiPath – stated:
This is a momentous occasion for the young people in Turkey. As of today, we are proud to see prestigious education institutions are pledging to consolidate their digital skills in order for them to be successful in the workplace. Within several short years, companies will seek these talents to be able to thrive in a competitive environment and contribute to the country’s economy.