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BCforward to Launch Academy to Upskill Employees

US-based IT consulting firm BCforward plans to establish a digital training academy in Carmel, Indiana, to upskill both employees and clients to meet the demands of evolving technology.

The company has set aside US$1 million as part of the expansion, and which will lead to the creation of around 300 jobs over the next three years.

The academy will be equipped with the latest in modern technological tools.

“We are a global company, but our roots are here in Indiana, and the most important investment we can make is in our people,” said Justin Christian, founder and CEO of BCforward. “As we grow our workforce here, we are excited about this next chapter and giving our employees new opportunities to expand their knowledge and their careers.”

BCforward, which also provides staffing services, is currently looking to hire people for technology consulting and administrative positions.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation has reportedly offered BCforward up to US$2.6 million in conditional tax credits. These incentives are performance-based, meaning the company cannot claim incentives until it hires local residents.

Tech jobs in Indiana are growing at a stunning rate. In the Indianapolis metro area alone, there was an 18.4% increase in tech jobs during 2016 and 2017, which is more than double the US average,  according to CBRE’s Tech-30 report.

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With more than 6,000 employees, BCforward, along with its subsidiary Stafforward, serves more than 150 customers in a variety of sectors including government, financial, healthcare, life sciences, and manufacturing.

The company also runs delivery centers in Canada, India, and Europe.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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