Search
Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Educationally investing in ICT: Five Singapore Polytechnics, SAP, and SkillsFuture Singapore sign MoU to launch SAP Skills University Singapore

Educationally investing in ICT: Five Singapore Polytechnics

SAP SE announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch the SAP Skills University Singapore.

The signing was witnessed by Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung. The collaboration was inked by SAP SE, the five polytechnics – Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic – and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

Spearheaded by the company, the SAP Skills University Singapore, this is its first such collaboration in South East Asia, and the polytechnics will work closely with the company to develop and deliver the training programmes.

The university’s curriculum will be designed in accordance with specific industry demands and skills needs required by technology organisations and their partners. It will train Singaporeans to take on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related job roles and anticipate future skills demand to build up a pool of skilled Singaporeans who can easily transit into these roles when they become available.

The prospectus is targeted at meeting the manpower and skills needs of not only the technology organisation but also the broader industry, including the company’s customers and partners.  The collaboration will also offer career advisory and placements services ICT related jobs, with funding support from SSG.

As part of the collaboration, two new work-learn programmes which combine placement and training will be made available. Targeted at mid-career individuals, the professional conversion programmes aim to help these individuals gain new skills and transit into the ICT sector.

There will also be a programme that caters to fresh polytechnic graduates and facilitates employment opportunities with companies in the Information and Communications Technology industry.

Within the next three years, over 1,000 individuals are expected to benefit from the collaboration, where they will be equipped to gain more critical skillsets in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics, and the Internet of Things.

According to the Ministry of Communications and Information, there is demand for over 42,000 workers specialising in data science, Artificial Intelligence, and robotic engineering by 2020.

Mr Ng Cher Pong, Chief Executive, SkillsFuture Singapore stated that SSG actively seeks out collaborations with industry partners to enable Singaporeans to keep pace with the evolving skills needs in areas such as data science, robotics, and AI, in order to support industry transformation. This is done as technological disruptions are occurring at an unprecedented pace. He added that SSG is glad to work with the company and the polytechnics to set up the SAP Skills University Singapore.  

Commenting on the collaboration, Mr Khor Chern Chuen, Managing Director, SAP Singapore stated that equipping the workforce with the right skillsets is critical for any organization or economy to be future-ready and keep up with today’s rapidly evolving world of digital disruption.

Mr Khor also said that with the SAP Skills University Singapore, the aim is to facilitate education in the fields of advanced technology and complement the foundation that’s being taught in academic institutions with hands-on learning through the company’s products and working experiences.

He added that the partnership is a crucial measure in closing the gap between the demand and supply for qualified Information and Communications Technology professionals.

With a workforce of 3,700 across Southeast Asia (SEA) and thousands more in the company ecosystem of over 700 partners, SAP will be drawing from its expertise, knowledge, and network to provide course participants with the training to upskill and boost their chances of securing the role of their choice.

Through a long-standing University Alliance programme, the tech innovation giant currently partners over 100 Institutes of Higher Learning in SEA to execute training programmes, in which an estimated 12,000 youths pick up the company’s software development and management skills annually.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.