With the rapid pace of development of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques in engineering, applied sciences and other professions, continuing education of working professionals in industry has become a vital need. To cater educational and professional training needs for continuous upgrading of working professionals, NED University established NED Academy initially as Centre for Continuing Engineering Education (CCEE) in 1998. The initial purpose of CCEE was to provide applied engineering education so as to comprehensively cater the needs of technical work force in their career progression. However, with the changing paradigms of knowledge, education, learning as well as integration of engineering knowledge with managerial & leadership skills, professional ethics, societal harmony, and the goals of sustainability and socio-economic development, a need was felt to form a much larger umbrella of outreach education and training at NED and thus NED Academy was established in 2008 with CCEE working as one of its Centres. Since then, aiming at the goal of professional excellence, NED Academy has embarked on a remarkable journey which promises ambitious learners belonging to any educational background and at any professional level a chance to choose, broaden and enhance their careers. We endeavour to develop profiles in line with the the hiring criteria of leading organizations. This aim is achieved with dedicated efforts, planning and execution by the human resources associated with this initiative.
Where NED University stands for quality, NED Academy stands for polishing this quality further on with additional credentials and skills. The opportunities provided through the courses offered by NED Academy ensure professional excellence for anyone who is ambitious with his life goals. NED Academy serves as a symbol of excellence regardless of the field that anyone chooses because it stands for not only technically sound education but also believes in creating profiles which are multi-talented and have the flexibility and depth to be oriented easily toward the ever-changing dynamics of professional deliverance.
The vision of NED Academy has been “Empowering for Professional Excellence” by developing and offering more and more market-based capacity building training for different cadres of audience with continuous updating/ improvements as well as an integration with entrepreneurial spirit.
Having a clear goal of “Grooming Professional Leaders for Tomorrow” NED Academy has shown dedicated efforts to provide a platform to engineers and other professionals to learn to be more competent in their fields and to build a capacity to work with techno-managerial skills along with leadership skills to achieve their career goals and organizational development.
Centre of Continuing Engineering Education – CCEE
Centre for Continuing Engineering Education, the most active wing of NED Academy enables professionals to attain higher levels of research, teaching and industrial cooperation for technical leaders for constant learning by empowering them with the relevant knowledge, skills, techniques and technology base to help them outshine in their careers. It brings together new practitioners, new technologies and new experiences for the mutual benefits of all concerned. CCEE regularly conducts short courses to update engineers, professionals with recent development in engineering, management, IT, Sciences. It provides opportunities for working engineers to improve their qualification to meet professional body’s registration level after successful completion and to enhance their skills with the objective of improving employability.
Centre of Professional Excellence – CoPE
Centre of Professional Excellence is another wing of NED Academy which has been already very active for the last 2 years and is serving graciously next to CCEE. It has shown great initiative by launching various successful certification programs, seminars and workshops. Initiated in 2016 on the premise that engineers and other professionals are getting challenged to be promoted to senior positions in their organizations because of lack of certain key skills, expertise and knowledge much needed to attain and sustain professional excellence particularly at leadership positions; since then, CoPE has been working to bridge this gap and make professionals equally competent for C- level positions. CoPE has mainly been focusing on accommodating professionals with International Certifications and In-house local Certifications in various disciplines. A large part of this Centre’s focus is on providing high quality in-house certifications for those professionals who can’t afford international certifications.
In addition to CCEE and CoPE, NED Academy is now taking initiatives in other pitches which include postgraduate diploma programs, professional certifications, entrepreneurship, vocational and technical training, skill-based courses, market-based short courses, industry-academia collaborative courses, thematic workshops and international seminars for enhancement of professional knowledge, skills and capacity in engineering and other fields for career enhancement. NED Academy is also motivated to initiate online courses and provide testing services as NED is one of the authentic and reliable institution which is capable to provide a trustworthy environment to conduct testing for certification programmes.