February 28, 2024

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IMDA, Singtel and Singapore Academia partner to grow talent in 5G and emerging technologies

Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is partnering with Singtel, the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP) to attract and build a ready pool of capable talent in 5G and emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, cloud engineering and data analytics. Singtel will hire more than 500 people in Singapore over two years.

Training New and Existing Employees in 5G 

Through structured training and courses, coupled with real work experience in the Singtel workplace, employees can develop and hone 5G domain expertise and related skills that will enable them to deliver innovative products and services to meet the needs of consumers and enterprises.

IMDA’s TechSkills Accelerator Company-Led Training programmes will also offer support by training associated roles such as software developers.

Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Singtel’s Group Chief Executive Officer said, “In order for Singtel to capture new digital growth opportunities and drive digital transformation across industries, we have to pivot our workforce and pivot fast.

Having embarked on reskilling our existing staff, we are now hiring and training new employees on the job in 5G and emerging technologies.

The learning gained from academia will complement practical on-the-job training in our workplace to build the critical competencies needed to help transition enterprises to a digital economy. We are glad to partner IMDA, NUS and SP to build out the expanding 5G ecosystem that will move us closer to our Smart City goals.”

Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information visited Singtel’s training headquarters at 8George today, where he was briefed on the company’s latest hiring efforts that is targeted at a range of fresh graduates and mid-career individuals. He also met Singtel employees currently being coached in 5G and new tech skills.

Mr Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive of IMDA said, “Singaporeans with the right tech skills can look forward to good job opportunities in a vibrant 5G ecosystem. Working with academia and Singtel will ensure that our workers have these skills in in-demand areas. I encourage leading enterprises to work with us to get our workers future-ready and accelerate Singapore’s digital transformation.”

Singtel will be focusing its hiring and training in Singapore in core areas such as 5G network engineering, digital services, 5G product and platform development, application development and advanced analytics.

NCS Looking for Talent in Emerging Technologies

NCS, Singtel’s wholly-owned subsidiary, will also be looking to grow talent for emerging technologies via NUCLEUS, its five-year career development programme which is targeted at grooming specialist and professional ICT talent.

Regionally, Optus and Singtel Group associates are also building a growing pool of tech and digital professionals to support 5G roll out, such as the launch of 5G sites across Australian major cities by Optus.

NUS and SP, as IMDA’s appointed 5G and Telecoms Programme Manager, will support Singtel and the rest of the industry by developing 5G-related training courses and academic programmes as well as collaborating with other Institutions of Higher Learning.

Some of the available Continuing Education and Training courses and postgraduate programmes will be credit-bearing modules that will also count towards an academic qualification such as a Master’s Degree from the universities and higher learning institution.

The 5G & Telecoms Programme Manager will also work with universities to provide hands-on training opportunities through 5G research laboratories and facilities, such as the 5G Garage in SP, set up in collaboration with Singtel and Ericsson.

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.

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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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