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Social Media and Data Analytics Lab being set up at ITE College West

Above photo: Dr. Goh Mong Song, Principal, ITE College West, Ms. Low Khah Gek, CEO, ITE, Julian Quinn, VP, APAC, Qlik, and Maitrayee Sinha,  Director, Education Services, APAC, Qlik, formalising the partnership at the signing ceremony that took place at the ITE College West Campus/ Credit: Qlik

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qlik, a leading provider of data analytics solutions, to set up a Social Media and Data Analytics Lab at ITE College West. The MOU signing ceremony was attended by ITE staff, Directors and College West colleagues.

ITE is a post-secondary education institution under the Ministry of Education in Singapore and it acts as a principal provider of career and technical education, and a key developer of national occupational skills certification and standards.

This initiative aims to accelerate staff and student capabilities in these emerging technologies. With the MoU, ITE will work with Qlik to incorporate its Digitalisation and Data Analytics-related educational software into ITE’s curricula. Qlik will also provide complimentary software and access to Qlik Continuous Classroom enablement platform to ITE. The software will be used to conduct training and demonstration for ITE students and adult learners under the Continuing Education and Training program.

ITE staff will be trained and equipped with the technical know-how to teach and use the software. With the training, ITE staff can also consider leveraging on Qlik’s clientele information to develop case studies or scenarios for use in industry projects and classroom learning, subject to Qlik’s and its clients’ confidentiality agreements.

Besides sharing expertise, ITE and Qlik will also jointly explore industry project opportunities to complement the learning of Data Analytics for students through hands-on experience. This would also bring about productivity improvements for these industry partners.

“We are delighted to partner leaders in industry to help our students and staff keep abreast of the latest industry developments and trends. This collaboration with Qlik in Singapore will open up new learning opportunities for staff and students in applications of data and visual analytics in our business courses. Data analytics skills will enable our students to work and contribute effectively in the digital workplace,” said Ms. Low Khah Gek, CEO, ITE.

“As workplaces of the future become more data-driven, data literacy or the ability to utilise analytics tools to read and understand data, will become an important and common business skill for any member of staff within the organization. With this partnership, we believe there is an opportunity to create a meaningful impact for the student community by empowering them to be more data literate. This will build and support tomorrow’s digitally enabled and data-driven workforce,” said Julian Quinn, VP, APAC, Qlik. 

On October 27, ITE signed another MoU with leading cloud-based CRM solution provider, Salesforce. The objective is to enhance the training of students in the area of CRM technologies, through staff and student development, internships and career developments and ultimately develop IT professionals for the industry. Students will undergo Salesforce’s Trailhead curriculum, and eventually become Salesforce-certified.

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