Automation Anywhere Launches Automation Anywhere University

August 18, 2017

Automation Anywhere, a leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions provider, has launched the Automation Anywhere University, which will provide education and training in RPA technology to students and existing workers. The company has partnered with educational institutions, universities, extension programs, and adult education centers to build this course.

As organizations struggle to find the right technology skills, the global demand for more good quality education in RPA is also growing. While this course addresses this growing demand for skilled workers and reduces the technology skills gap, the certification will also help course takers easily manage and take advantage of digital workforces and software bots.

"We've always been very outspoken about the fact that automation only reaches its full potential when humans and bots work side by side. We are focused on advancing the adoption of RPA technology to benefit the human workforce," says Mihir Shukla, CEO and co-founder, Automation Anywhere. "With AAU, we're expanding beyond the training we provide partners and customers to help educate the existing workforce, and those soon to be entering the workforce, so they can become the future leaders at their companies."

The program consists of a 3-hour rigorous onsite instructor led courses and specialist training, which will be provided through an online eLearning portal. The university will also have a testing center, and will certify those who successfully complete the course.

The training and certification program from AAU focuses on developing the foundational knowledge of students and workers in RPA technology. It also allows students to specialize in the use of Automation Anywhere software, which is a leading RPA solution in use today. The program consists of a 3-hour rigorous onsite instructor led courses and specialist training, which will be provided through an online eLearning portal. The university will also have a testing center, and will certify those who successfully complete the course. Students who have successfully completed the course will become "Essentials Certified RPA Professionals".

"We have been running AAU for several months and are pleased to launch it broadly," says Kathleen Holmgren, chief officer, Future Workforce, Automation Anywhere. "Our goal is to train and certify professionals ready to spearhead RPA initiatives across all industries. We believe AAU is a big step towards making these opportunities available to anyone interested in expanding their technology skillset."

About 200 people have already been certified by AAU. In 2017, AAU plans to train about 2,000 individuals.