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Preparing the workforce to be future-ready

 

NTUC LearningHUB (LHUB) is tapping on the content and expertise provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate, a global programme that provides a robust set of learning resources for trainees and trainers to acquire the latest cloud computing skills.

Newly appointed NTUC secretary-general Ng Chee Meng announced the partnership on Friday, 25 May at an event between NTUC LHUB and AWS, attended by Human Resources. In his speech, Ng says that “to stay relevant and be future-ready, we will need to exploit these technological opportunities and continuously upgrade.”

Ng further stated that “we intend to train at least 20,000 more Singaporeans by the end of 2019.”

Along with NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), the partnership will be providing two new courses that will be offered as Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) funded courses. This initiative will help address the demand for cloud computing and solution development skills in the market by raising cloud computing literacy among working Singaporeans adults.

In addition to the existing SkillsFuture Digital Workplace course, the two new courses will be:

1.Fundamentals of Internet Things (IoT)
-To gain basic knowledge of the Cloud Computing and Internet of Things in terminology, structure and basic concepts.
-Examine cybersecurity and privacy issues and highlight how IoT can optimize processes and improve efficiencies in businesses.

2.Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
-Knowing how to provision exactly the right type and size of computing resources to power new ideas.

The proposed take-away of both courses will be learning from the best practice framework that has been drawn from both the public and private sectors internationally.

“LHUB together with e2i, will continue to develop more cloud related courses as part of the collaboration with Amazon Web Services,” Ng mentioned. In the initial phase, up to 120 training places will be offered under each course.

Responding to queries by Human Resources during a media interaction, Vincent Quah, Asia Pacific and Japan regional head of education, research, healthcare and not-for-profit organizations, AWS, said: “We want people to actually understand about the cloud and learn how to be co-creators in their own journey into the cloud so as to deliver a very strong solution to their workplace.”

Quah added that to encourage staff to learn about cloud computing, employers should make use of the provisions provided by SkillsFuture, to send their employees to learn about these causes.

This article was originally published on www.humanresourcesonline.net can be viewed in full

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