As the digital space continues to evolve, a lot of organizations are forced to change the way they do business to catch up to the fast-growing digital trend – from the way businesses communicate, supply information to their audience, how they market or sell products and so much more.
The University of Central Asia (UCA), a university with campuses in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan, recognizes this trend and joins a growing number of educational institutions that offer modern and advancing technology in their curriculum.
Students at the University of Central Asia’s Naryn Campus, Kyrgyz Republic.
In January 2020, UCA announced that it has joined the UiPath Academic Alliance Programme to provide their students and staff a curriculum-based training in Robotic Process Automation (RPA). RPA is a key technology that allows anyone to configure computer software or a “robot” to mimic the actions of a human interacting with machines to execute a business process. This level of automation enables organizations to streamline routine office tasks, free employees from mundane activities and have them focus on tasks that add more value to the business. Already present in various verticals, RPA has helped organizations improve productivity, customer experience, and job satisfaction among employees.
Automation is taking shape in various speeds across multiple areas of businesses and workflows. That means that the next generation of workers must be empowered with digital competencies and skills that allow them to navigate a world vastly and rapidly transformed by automation, big data, algorithms, analytics, and artificial intelligence. RPA is one of the tools that can prepare students today for an automated future of work. With RPA in the curriculum, UCA will be able to provide its students the opportunity to experience how RPA works in practice and think critically how else it can be maximized to reap its benefits. Given the pace at which digitalization is changing the needs of businesses and industries, adopting RPA in modern education is one way to close the gap between developing future talent and what the skills and expertise of the future are going to be.
“This can be especially helpful for UCA students, as it is hoped that through these basic courses, they will be better prepared for the workplaces of the future which are expected to be pervasively infused with automated and cognitive technologies,” noted Shaukat Ali Khan, Chief Information Officer at UCA.